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"New Craigslist Dating Message" Phishing Scams

The email message below with the subject: "New Craigslist Dating Message," which claims that the recipients have received new Craigslist dating message, is a phishing scam. The fake or phishing email message was NOT sent by Craigslist, but by scammers, who are attempting to trick their potential victims into visiting a phishing website that will steal their online accounts' username and passwords, personal and financial information. Therefore, recipients of the fraudulent email message should delete it and not follow the instructions into it.

New Craigslist Dating Message Phishing Scams
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The Phishing Craigslist Dating Email Message

From: w4m s3x Notification <a55a9ybfypmnam2765j2g1@ bde6126.jarcardarmar.com>
Sent: Monday, July 4, 2016 8:04 PM
Subject: New Craigslist Dating Message

You have received:

2 New Messages

From Craigslist w4m:

This is an automated response.

Thank you.

The link in the phishing email message goes to the following phishing or fake website:

  • rotatively.xyz

But, the cybercriminals may change the link to go to other phishing or fake websites.

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  • October 24, 2016 at 3:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    Do you have to have an active craigslist acct to be able to receive these phishing emails?

    • February 12, 2018 at 6:24 AM by an anonymous user from: Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta, Indonesia

      No, I do not have membership with Craigslist and yet I have received an almost identical email from w4m s3x Notification

    • October 24, 2016 at 8:09 PM by info

      No. The scammers just send them randomly to a list of email addresses they have.

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