Possible Craigslist scam!!!

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by cmom, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    I hope this post does not get deleted. I want to warn anyone who uses craigslist to be very careful. Someone has gotten my craigslist account information and has been posting things for sale under my account. I do not have these items. I have had e-mails inquiring about the items that I susposedly have for sale. I did NOT post the items for sale. I don't even own the items that were posted. Also, I received some e-mails asking me to update my account information. When I reply to the e-mail address the message originated from, they are returned to me as undeliverable. I have tried to contact craigslist and have not received any responses, so BEWARE!!!I have talked to other people who have had this happen too.

    I just want everyone who uses craigslist to be aware. I'm not trying to be a radical. Many BYC members who host swaps and events, advertise on Craigslist and do not have any problems. Just be cautious...
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2010
  2. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2010
    Garrison, MN
    Thank you for the warning!! It's nice to be reminded once in a while that there's a lot of jerks out there [​IMG]
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    Thanks for the warning!!

  4. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Thank you for letting us know of this!!!
  5. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    Chenango Forks NY
    I have had the same thing happen to me!
  6. Farmers wife

    Farmers wife Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2009
    Newfane, VT
    Good to know...Thanks
  7. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

    Dec 17, 2009
    Jacksonville, FL
    scarry - - very scarry.

    Do you know how they got your information ? ? ?
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    BASTARDS............. [​IMG]
  9. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] Wow! That is scary, cmom. Sorry that is happening to you!

    Sillystunt - [​IMG] Don't sugar-coat it, Heather! Tell us what you really think! [​IMG]

  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    First thing to do is try to cancel your CL account, and notify potential buyers of what's happened. Don't respond to any of the emails wanting account info, ignoring them means a dead end and the jerks will move on.

    If you can't cancel your account right away,

    Change your password right now. That will stop future actions on your good name.

    Then be very polite and very persistent with CL about the hack. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

    Really sorry this happened to you, I do a fair amount of business on CL and it can be scary as all get-out. I change my password weekly now. Hope it gets resolved for you.

    ETA, ebay isn't immune to this crap either- a friend of mine was very surprised to find out he had a Jaguar XKE for sale! (he drives a 10 year old Honda)
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2010

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