Posted: 06/10/2011 12:38:16 AM PDT
SACRAMENTO — A scam targeting users of craigslist continues to be reported to the Better Business Bureau of Northeast California.
The scam, first reported months ago, involves the intended target getting an email shortly after posting an ad with craigslist, the online classified advertisement website.
The person sending the email claims to be the CEO of craigslist and states the consumer has won a computer.
The scammer asks the target to go to a website, where personal financial information is required before the free computer can be claimed.
Officials said the emails are a blatant and somewhat clumsy attempt to commit identity theft.
Names usually associated with the emails, Amy Sanders and Angel Thompson, have no connection with craigslist.
People who feel they are being targeted by fraud should contact the BBB at 1-916-443-6668.