Case in point, when youre placing an ad or responding to an ad, avoid using your personal phone number to communicate with buyers or sellers. Otherwise youre asking to be bombarded by a number of unwanted spam and scam calls.
Why do I need to verify my phone number on Craigslist?
To prevent users from posting spam or ads that violate the platforms terms of service, Craigslist requires its members to verify their phone number before posting certain types of ads. After creating a new ad and adding images to it, Craigslist may display a phone verification screen.
How do I not verify my phone number on Craigslist?
You enter a phone number and Craigslist sends you a verification code to that number. If you place many ads on Craigslist, you can bypass this process by creating a free phone verified account, or PVA, so that once you verify your phone number the first time, you wont have to go through the process again.