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Porn sent to e-mail addy after placing a C/L ad

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Porn sent to e-mail addy after placing a C/L ad
« on: October 22, 2013, 02:20:46 PM »
Back in Sept I placed an ad on C/L for a pump I have for sale. The next day I got my first reply to the ad sent to my e-mail addy that I had not posted in the ad. I posted a phone number as a contact.
  Instead of being a reply to my ad it was a solicitation for porn
  So obviously someone hacked craigslist to get my e-mail addy . After contacting C/L, I got a form letter back telling me to reply to the senders i/p and ask them to have the mail stopped. It has been over a month and I still get this stuff daily. Now I am afraid to use C/L as a source to sell anything

Has this happened to any of you?

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Re: Porn sent to e-mail addy after placing a C/L ad
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 02:29:55 PM »
Back in Sept I placed an ad on C/L for a pump I have for sale. The next day I got my first reply to the ad sent to my e-mail addy that I had not posted in the ad. I posted a phone number as a contact.
  Instead of being a reply to my ad it was a solicitation for porn
  So obviously someone hacked craigslist to get my e-mail addy . After contacting C/L, I got a form letter back telling me to reply to the senders i/p and ask them to have the mail stopped. It has been over a month and I still get this stuff daily. Now I am afraid to use C/L as a source to sell anything

Has this happened to any of you?

That's why you use THEIR email response option. It doesn't reveal your true email address.  I've been selling on cList for 10 years and most of the time I just put my phone number in the ads. Never really had a problem. Once in a while I will forget to check the box that says "don't use email response" but if I get a response I just edit the ad ad take out that option.

If you don't like the idea of using your phone number you can get google-voice (or something like that) and when people call it they can record a message which is then translated into text and passed on to you in text form in an email.

There are lots of options if you explore them.   Aside from eBay, cList is my 2nd biggest money maker.


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Re: Porn sent to e-mail addy after placing a C/L ad
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 07:22:01 PM »
Thanks Movie man I have never heard of Google voice but I will look into it.
I dont remember a check box that says not to use my e-mail as a response but I know I didnt put my e-mail in the ad. I have a bunch of stuff that I could be selling on C/L so it really cut into my income when this happened.

I have another friend that this same thing happened to and she used a business acct to place the ad.

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Re: Porn sent to e-mail addy after placing a C/L ad
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 12:05:38 AM »
Is the ad still up?

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Re: Porn sent to e-mail addy after placing a C/L ad
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 02:01:07 PM »
Alloro: No the ad was removed after getting the first e-mail.

It is like the people that used to use C/L to advertise their "services" have found a way to extract e-mail addresses from the confidential profile that C/L has you register with
  The e-mail accounts the mail has been sent from appear to have come from legitimate accounts from people with the word "pump" (since thats what I was selling) in the subject line
  I wrote to C/L about it, and sent an e-mail to abuse @(address it was sent from) and after a month I still get mail every day 


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