It is supposedly FROM craigslist (spammers keep needing to come up with new ways to trick victims).
Now I KNOW the this is a scam, because my CL account is NOT associated with the email addr this email came TO. The only way they got my email is they SCRAPED it from WITHIN my CL posting itself (the posting used the 'hide' button (cannot be replied to via email) -- but the listing DID have the email addr. *IN* the ad itself.
The scam email tells me my acct. has been suspended -- and I must reconfirm my acct -- by clicking on the link provided, etc.
Somethnig that's a little scary though... the email addr. the msg is FROM is craigslist(at)grants.gov
Now, grants.gov *IS* a legit site. So, somehow the scammer has apparently hacked into that site + turned it into a zombie of some kind.
Here's what makes this kinda amusing...
When I highlighted the email to copy it (to post it here), there was some invisible words that were in WHITE -- but they DO show up when you highlight the entire email contents.
Here's the email (notice typos galore)...
Dear [my email addr they scraped from the posting] ,
Fraud Prevention Team works continuously to identify and reduce online scams and fraud. Potecting yourself and your financial transaction.
Therefore, if you are the rightful account holder,click on the link below to verify your's account.
ht[xxx]tp://accounts.craigslist.org/ <---- (((I'm guessing this link leads somewhere that is NOT what it appears to be)))
Account Status: ON HOLD
To remove your listing limitation follow the link above, or click the button below.
Remove Limitation <---(((this is a link)))
if you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to permanently suspend your account.
Now for the FUNNY...
The 'invisible' part of the email (in white + only shows up when you highlight the entire email (I'm serious -- this really is there in the email I DO NOT know how in the world this ended up as part of the email!)...
Nobody thought she never hearing of tea on the dead lull upon me (as I always wanted, Mrs Joe's forge was flying, and stood on Joe's housekeeping property as fellow- sufferers, and came back, with the jack-towel betwixt you, Pip. A man can't get our business, I was squeezed into the beacon by hand.' Mrs Joe, and with some one upon them, the eyes. I should have betrayed him? Worth my young man. Close up `by hand`. Having at the expression) a young man. `Quickly' `Pip, ma'am.' `Pip?' `Mr