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PSA: Fake Craigslist Ads in multiple cities listed at $120/$130/$140


By ForceFlow

3 years ago



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    There are 136 posts in this topic. You are on page 3 of 3.
    #102 3 years ago

    If there's a silver lining, at least now when you get a seller telling you "these sell for $5000 on eBay," you can counter with a $200 craigslist ad...

    #103 3 years ago

    The car/truck ATV ads have started again in the Seattle area. However, when I click on "Prohibited", the ads are NOT disappearing!

    EDIT:

    Now they are appearing in the entire Pacific Northwest region!

    #104 3 years ago
    Quoted from KenLayton:

    The car/truck ATV ads have started again in the Seattle area. However, when I click on "Prohibited", the ads are NOT disappearing!

    They're appearing all over the place again. Man, they are annoying.

    #105 3 years ago
    Quoted from KenLayton:

    The car/truck ATV ads have started again in the Seattle area. However, when I click on "Prohibited", the ads are NOT disappearing!

    Same here. This shit is getting old.

    #106 3 years ago
    Quoted from KenLayton:

    when I click on "Prohibited", the ads are NOT disappearing!

    That's a CL change. Click the trash can after the post title and it will hide the post from your list. I don't know why it doesn't auto-hide after being flagged anymore.

    Added over 3 years ago: UPDATE: CL ads again auto-hide after clicking the prohibited link. Hooray.

    #107 3 years ago

    Woke up this morning with 325 emails. F asshole.

    #108 3 years ago

    I changed my searches to include -gmail and it greatly reduced those fake ads.

    #109 3 years ago
    Quoted from DeeGor:

    I changed my searches to include -gmail and it greatly reduced those fake ads.

    Where do u put -gmail? In your search area?

    #110 3 years ago

    So if you're searching for "pinball" you would change your search to "pinball -gmail". Try both searches and take a look at the different results. You should see a lot of those bogus ads no longer show up.

    Occasionally, the spammer will have ads that do not contain the word gmail or will mask it with some variation, but it gets a good portion of them.

    #111 3 years ago

    Wow, they were really busy here in the northwest again. Earlier today I flagged 60 of them. Just now I finished flagging 212 of them!

    #112 3 years ago

    There are hundred of fake ads placed daily. They aren't just for pinball, but tagged as such. You're not getting a 2012 Ford F-150 for $2600, sorry.

    #113 3 years ago

    Just flagged another 421 of these ads. Also, they are using a new bunch of (probably hijacked) gmail addresses in the ads now.

    #114 3 years ago

    Run some of those addresses through haveibeenpwned.com. Do you see any of them involved in a data breach?

    #115 3 years ago

    The asshole is back. I flagged 400 today. I bet he is on pinside.

    #116 3 years ago

    How the heck are you people flagging so many ads?

    #117 3 years ago

    I simply filter my searches with a "-II" exclusion. I've visually scanned the spam text on those posts. This string "II" seems to appear in them all and does not seem to cause any false alarms or miss legit ads containing valid strings like "gmail".

    I've been 99.9% spam free!

    #118 3 years ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    How the heck are you people flagging so many ads?

    They don't work and have too much time on their hands????

    #119 3 years ago

    It would me nice if Craigslist would do fuzzy hashing against the images. It's always the same group of images posted over and over.

    1 month later
    #120 3 years ago

    Here's another one of those pinballs:

    seattle.craigslist.org link

    2 weeks later
    #121 3 years ago

    Ugh, the fake car ads are back again.

    #122 3 years ago

    Looks like they're doing phones now too. I've seen a couple ads for iPhones.

    5 months later
    #124 2 years ago

    austin.craigslist.org link
    Scammer offering a PotC for $800.

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    #125 2 years ago
    Quoted from YeOldPinPlayer:

    austin.craigslist.org link
    Scammer offering a PotC for $800.

    Same guy selling a swing set in Rochester, NY

    Notice his email address is Gmail
    rochester.craigslist.org link

    1 month later
    #126 2 years ago

    indianapolis.craigslist.org link

    Here's a Shadow listed for $800 - the email address is a tipoff that this is a scam.

    #127 2 years ago

    One came up in MA/NH yesterday for a BR for $500. Saw the GmaLLL address and flagged the shit out of it from my computer and phone.

    9 months later
    #128 1 year ago

    austin.craigslist.org link

    Scammer back at it. $300 for a DMD game, trying to circumvent the CL email address protection and avoid getting blocked from further postings by having people email directly.

    1 week later
    #129 1 year ago

    I'm seeing a couple of ads in different cities that have 'fake' written all over them. There is no information in the 'Reply' button. The poster wants you to look at the reply info below and figure out that you need to add an '@' sign in your reply.

    Springfield, IL

    Pinball Machine- Williams Disco Fever - $300

    This is the Classic 70s Pinball Machine- "Disco Fever"! This is a classic piece of Americana and tribute to the movie "Saturday Night Fever" and the entire disco era. It features John Travolta as Tony Manero and Karen Lynn Gorney as Stephanie. It was introduced shortly after the movie came out. It has a "family friendly" disco theme with awesome "Banana" flippers.

    Text----------- htiffany463gmailcom

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Tucson, AZ

    Williams Pinball Machine Skill Pool. pinball - $240

    Fun and Fast. Ready to Play.

    if you are interested text me========== marjorieh266gmailcom

    Look fake to me!

    Edit: Found the picture for Skill Pool used in the Tucson ad:

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    Original CL listing:

    orangecounty.craigslist.org link

    #130 1 year ago

    New ones seem to be replying back with quibids.com affiliate links. I replied to one for fun.

    3 weeks later
    #131 1 year ago

    I'm seeing multiple fake ads just about daily now with stolen photos from other ads, with and $250, $300, or $350 price tags.

    The other big clue is the mangled email address in the ad.

    #132 1 year ago

    If I cannot reply by E-mail through Craigslist I do not respond.

    2 months later
    #134 1 year ago

    sanangelo.craigslist.org link
    Scammer hiding a gmail address in the post:

    "Dolphin Pinball Machine. Working Pinball machine, the playfield looks great and black glass is flawless. The score reel sometimes gets stuck but overall works great.

    Lowball offers will be ignored.

    nancyhannon00gmailcom "

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    #136 12 months ago

    austin.craigslist.org link
    $120 Star Trek
    First one I've seen in a while. Please flag the scams so it's less likely someone gets ripped off.

    Another one, same photo, this one listed in the jewelry section.
    sanangelo.craigslist.org link

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