Is it possible that your computer may have a virus?
Have you used an un-secured wireless connection anywhere (i.e. with a laptop)?
If any of your info was stored, it’s pretty easy for them to hijack any of your accounts.
Somebody posted my phone number on there once on the W4M boards. What made it worse was I spent the day at work ignoring all those calls.
I’m thinking maybe you might need to scan your computer for trojans, and I would go to anyplace you have an account and change everysingle password. And make it hard to guess, anything simple like “password” or 1234 is easy to crack.
I just Googled: how to hijack a craigslist account
It brings up quite a few links. Just be careful what you click.
Why in the world would any rational human have a CL account?
Make sure that your computer is not set up to automatically connect to any wireless networks within your range. Otherwise, your computer could automatically connect to the
hackers network without your knowledge.
Turn off file sharing when you are on the road to prevent hackers from stealing sensitive data from your
Create a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN establishes a private network across the public network
which prevents a hacker from intercepting your data.
I googled the above. Craigs list is known for many criminal acts—scary place to do business.
Spammers will send out an email that looks like it’s from Craigslist to you telling you verify your account info. Looks real, I nearly fell for it.
If you logged onto your Craigslist account over a public wifi network, someone running Firesheep ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firesheep ) might have hijacked your logon.
I once received email for some other person for months... how we had the same computer or internet# address we never figured it out ... I called him and just forwarded the wayward messages to his other address (our actual email address’s weren’t even similar) we had good laugh, great conversations and even had similar experiences .. we both had homing Pigeons show up at our houses and they thought they were “Home” as well, and neither of us even raised Pigeons. sidebar (Back in the Day you could actually “Mail” a pigeon back home)
You may have a password stealer installed on your computer. Change the paswords using a DIFFERENT computer and then do a virus and malware scan on your computer.
To be safe, you should probably closely monitor any bank accounts and credit cards. Good luck with this and I hope you clear it up fast.
someone did the same to me too.
Stop using craigs list account. First Craigslist gathers that information for Uncle Sam. You can just post without an account.
Craigslist is interesting.
It used to be like the classifieds
You put something up there and you delete it when done
Then a few years ago they changed and everything you ever placed out on your craigslist account was put up there, it had never been fully deleted, going back years.
And everything that is done on the accounts is kept, everything. Totally trackable for eternity.
So one asks, why? Why does this company keep 8 year old information on me selling a kiddie pool? What is this information for?
Like FB and Google, the business model of Craigslist does not support the amount of monies and profits made, so the obvious answer is that it is another government information vacuum.
Think about it.