How Do I Report That Someone Is Using My Phone Number on Craigslist?

If you believe that someone is using your phone number to post ads on Craigslist, there are several ways you can report the user. You can use the "Report Abuse" section on the website, call Craigslist customer service, or email the company. If you believe that the user is committing a crime, you can also report the incident to the authorities. Be prepared to provide as much information as possible when filing a complaint.

Adam Goldkamp is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Dec 9, 2022

Craigslist is a website that allows users to post classified ads for free. While Craigslist can be an excellent resource for finding items or services, you may fall victim to a scam. One scam that has become increasingly common is when someone uses your phone number to post an ad on Craigslist. If you believe that someone is using your phone number to post ads on Craigslist, you can report the user and have the number removed from the account.

Use the "Report Abuse" Section on the Website

If you believe that someone is using your phone number to post ads on Craigslist, the best way to report the user is by using the "Report Abuse" section on the website. You can find this section near the bottom of every Craigslist page, and it allows users to report violations of the website's terms of use. To report someone for using your phone number, you will need to provide the following information:

  • The user's Craigslist username
  • The phone number that is being used
  • The city and state where the ad was posted
  • A brief description of the scam or abuse

Call Craigslist Customer Service

If you cannot report the user using the "Report Abuse" section on the website, you can also call Craigslist customer service. You can find the customer service number on the company's website, and it allows users to report violations of the website's terms of use.

Once you have filed a complaint with Craigslist, the company will investigate the issue and remove the phone number from the account. If you have been a victim of this scam, it is crucial to report the user so that they cannot continue to use your number to post ads.

Send an Email to Craigslist

If you cannot report the user using the "Report Abuse" section on the website or by telephone, you can send an email to Craigslist. You can find the email address for complaints on the company's website, and it allows users to report violations of the website's terms of use. When sending an email to Craigslist, you will need to provide some information, including the username attached to your phone number, the phone number in use, the city and state from which the user posted the ad and a brief description of the problem.

Report to the Authorities

If you believe that someone is using your phone number to commit a crime, you can also report the incident to the authorities. Be prepared to provide a detailed description of the scam or crime, as well as any evidence you may have. Also, contact Craigslist customer service to make them aware.

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