Don’t EVER put your real email addresses or phone numbers in a Craigslist ad

Please be warned that several sleazy companies sell software that scrapes Craigslist ads for email address and phone numbers. If you give them a working email or phone number, be prepared to get deluged with spam emails, calls, and texts. This is a big business and you can see these scumbags hawking their scraping tools on YouTube. They are quite PROUD of how many thousands of email address and phone numbers they can mine with their tools.

Some of these same slimeballs also sell tools to let people do rogue cancel storms (wipes out your legit ad) and to permit multiple posts of the same item in violation of Craigslist policies.

So, if you value your email address and phone number, never use your real one in an online ad. you will regret it.


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