A favourite social engineering technique amongst scammers, phishing is an effective way of prompting users to divulge their personal information.
The SMS, in this context, being the “bait” so to speak.
When it was founded it provided the Internet with a much needed platform for advertising, selling and exchanging goods, and its emphasis on functionality over design made it the success story it is today. However, for many of the same reasons Craigslist is popular with the wider public, it is also very popular with scammers and fraudsters (any regular user of Craigslist will attest to this).
Even one bug chaser or gift giver can do a lot of damage.(Looking at you, teenage pregnancy and experimental drug use).Enter the Craigslist Conqueror, real name Aaron Smith.Craigslist, the online classified advertisements website, is not only the world’s most popular classifieds website but also one of the most popular websites on the internet.The site receives billions of page views every month and is in the top one hundred most visited websites in the world – the twelfth most visited website in the United States.