Recently I've noticed it's hard not to get attacked by spammer/scammers.
Here's the MO...
1) I get a reply to the listing of the item I'm selling.
2) The incoming enquiry email says something like (simply) "Still available?" or "Is this still available?"
3) Then I (innocently) respond to the enquiry.
4) Then I get an auto reply with some ad for something else (and/or malware/spyware -- who knows and, of course, they now know my email address (my initial CL addr. anonimity has vanished because I responded.
I see how I can guard against it ("The subject line of your reply MUST contain [some code word -- or what town you are in, etc.]"
But that makes a legit responder jump through additional hoops, thus reducing the chances of a legit reply in the first place!
This new spam/scam is clogging up the CL works, BIG TIME.
Anyone else experiencing a HUGE increase in this trend RECENTLY?