A favourite social engineering technique amongst scammers, phishing is an effective way of prompting users to divulge their personal information.The SMS, in this context, being the “bait” so to speak.When it was founded it provided the Internet with a much needed platform for advertising, selling and exchanging goods, and its emphasis on functionality over design made it the success story it is today. However, for many of the same reasons Craigslist is popular with the wider public, it is also very popular with scammers and fraudsters (any regular user of Craigslist will attest to this).Anywhere that people congregate, whether in the real world or online, is a haven for the malicious intent of such individuals and organisations.Here’s what you need to know so you don’t become the next victim. Hiring movers You call around to different moving companies and find one is more outrageously priced than the next – not to mention those fuel charges! That's what happened to a family in Douglas County, Georgia.The family planned to follow the movers – a team that consisted of two men and a U-Haul – to their new home.
Some were even coming right up to his front porch, and peeking in the windows. Scammers posted the details of his home as a rental property on Craigslist.Hours later, after arriving at their new house, there was no sign of the movers.The family called the police, who found the U-Haul abandoned and empty.In the evening, the victim, his girlfriend and Luong met at a subway station. At one point both exited the vehicle, and Luong pulled a semi-automatic handgun to demand the money.Luckily for the victim, he had left his money with his girlfriend, who was still at the subway station.