Craigslist Tip For Reducing Spam Emails

There is nothing more frustrating than receiving a Craigslist email asking “is this still available“. Usually, when a seller replies “yes”, the response is a poorly disguised phishing email trying to obtain personal information and/or offering more money to remove the listing and consider it sold. Recently, I stopped putting a value into the “Price” section when creating my listing. Instead, I include my asking price inside the description. This has cut down TREMENDOUSLY on phishing emails! Perhaps spammers have a program created based on the “Price” value that alerts them when…

Free Apple iPhone4 & iPad2 from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook Scam Email

I received the following email this morning that claims to be from Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook. The email address it came from is worsellzib@hotmail.com, the subject is “Dear Facebook User”. This is NOT legit! If you received this message or a similar one, do NOT click the link inside the message (I removed the link when I pasted it here)! You have not won an Apple iPhone or iPad, someone is phishing for your information! Below is the actual message. Hello Friend, My name is Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer…

Strange Craigslist Response: I Caught My Partner Cheating On Me

In the past, I have shared Craigslist messages received to warn of potential online scams and/or phishing tactics (see links below). This recent response from Tiffaney Kaliszuk with the email address tiffaneyqaiuz@hotmail.com takes the cake! I had a kid’s item listed for sale, NOT a personal ad. LOL! Merry Christmas! I have seen your posting and wanted to ask you something essential. I am in a relationship and caught my partner cheating on me so I decided to get even! My coworker said cl would be the best place to find someone nearby…

Pink SentrySafe – Keep Your Items Safe From Disaster & Support Breast Cancer

When SentrySafe reached out to me about reviewing their pink breast cancer safe, I was so excited! Sure, we already have a SentrySafe and while it does it’s job effectively keeping our documents, files and photos safe from disaster (and in one location so we always know where these items are), it’s a normal color. I have never been in love with the color pink; however, this safe rocks my socks! What is best, SentrySafe donated a portion of all sales of this specially-designed Pink 1100 Fire Safes to the Breast Cancer Research…

B.O.B. Jogging Stroller Safety Recall – Choking Hazard

If you hit the pavement with a B.O.B. jogging stroller (single or double), make sure you are aware of this safety issue. Apparently, the embroidered logo on the inside of the canopy is a choking hazard. You can read the notice from B.O.B. here. The recall specifics from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Committee are below: Name of Product: B.O.B.® single and double strollers Units: About 411,700 in the United States and 27,000 in Canada (357,000 units were recalled in February 2011 due to strangulation hazard posed by canopy drawstring) Importer: B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of…

Wells Fargo Phishing Email Scam – Please Activate Your VISA Check Card

I received a suspicious email claiming to be from Wells Fargo customer service. Since I do not bank with Wells Fargo, I knew it was someone phishing for my personal information! The details are below. From: Wells Fargo <wellsf@customerservice.com> Subject: “please activate your card” The body of the message contained the following: “Wells Fargo has been notified by numerous members that they have received e-mail requesting account information. We will never ask you to verify your account information via e-mail. Due to increasing number of fraudulent e-mails claiming to be from Wells Fargo, all VISA…

Craigslist Scam – Embarking On Business Trip, Need To Send Bank Official Check

The other day I received this familiar message from “harmmharmons@aol.com”: “Hello, do you still have this item for sale ? When can I come check it out? Shoot me an email back as soon as possible pls I’m speech disabled though, remember to leave your name and email address when you email back. PS: – You can just reply this email, I’m always with my computer.” My reply was “Funny, received the exact same message word for word from one of your scam counterparts! Not falling for it. Reported.” This…

Little Looster Potty Stool Review & Giveaway

Contest is now closed. Congratulations to Urmila! If you are thinking about starting potty training, do NOT even consider it without a Little Looster, Booster For The Loo! I only wish I had this jewel from the beginning, I would have saved a lot of money on potty training products that didn’t really work well (not to mention headaches)! What is a Little Looster? A lightweight, plastic, horseshoe shaped step stool that fits securely around your toilet. Your little one will be safe and feel confident while going to the restroom…