Well, darn. It looks like the Craigslist iPad scammers took our advice. These enterprising folks would pose as the company CEO, e-mail Craiglist posters, informing them that they had won a free iPad. Of course, the name they used wasn’t even the CEO of Craigslist, and free iPad might arrive only when the “winner” completes a bunch of affiliate-payout offers. Now the scamsters are using the name of Craigslist founder Craig Newmark. He’s not giving you an iPad, either.
A. is selling a washer/dryer on Craigslist, and received an amazing e-mail from the CEO himself. They’re doing a drawing to choose random users to send free iPads to–no strings attached! Well, except that you have to complete a bunch of affiliate offers to get the “free” iPad. And for some reason the CEO of Craigslist uses a Hotmail address. And has changed his name from Jim Buckmaster to Herman Fischer.
Hmm. Maybe something is wrong here.