Your Craiglist account is temporarily suspended.
*Essentially you posted the same item to multiple cities or categories, or more than once in 48 hours
*Your post contains a link or URL to a commercial website or auction.
*Your ad appears to contain a phone #, email address, or URL .
Therefore, if you are the rightful account holder, click on the link below to log into your account for verification..http://accounts.craigslist.org/
Account Status: ON HOLD
To remove your listing limitation follow the link above, or click the button below..
If you choose to ignore our request, you leave us no choice but to permanently suspend your account.
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The important thing to note is quite subtle and would only be noticed if you checked the sender address closely (below). Wait, what's that last letter before the .org? And note that many people don't bother looking at the actual email addresses, they use the shorter handle (the part outside the < >, which a scammer can easily spoof to say whatever he wants.
This is part of a "phishing" attack, where slimy cesspool denizens try to get access to your accounts by disguising themselves as part of the security detail for a website you use, such as craigslist. They provide a misdirect link to get you to think you are going to the actual site; instead, you are simply going to a site where they get you to feed them your info.
Remember: Reputable Internet sites do NOT send you a link to their sites when they have security problems or issues to discuss with you. Since you signed onto the site before, they know you know how, so they say "Go to our site. Sign in as usual. Then read this." or something to that effect. In other words, they never set you up as bait for phishers by training you to follow links they send you.
This is the Internet equivalent of the people who call you on the phone pretending to be from a credit card security detail and who ask you to give them some private information relating to your account "to verify your identity." NEVER give anything to anyone who calls and asks you for your private information. Good post on phishing here.