Question: Why are Craigslist buyers asking for code?

You will get a six-digit Google verification code from Google phone service. The message will instruct you not to share it with anyone. The “buyer” will ask for the code. In case you share it, scammers will use that code and your phone number to create their own free Google phone number and scam other people.

Why do buyers want to send a code on Craigslist?

Heres how it works: You post something for sale on Craigslist. Moments later, you receive a text message from someone claiming to be interested in your item. In order to verify that you are “real,” they want to send you a verification code that you must share with them.

What does a code mean on Craigslist?

A Craigslist secret code allows you to post in restricted sections for 90 days. After 90 days have passed, attempting to post a new listing in a restricted section requires a new code. Once a code has been sent to a phone number, that number cannot be used to request a new code until the current code has expired.

What does it mean when someone wants to send you a code?

If a company or website needs to verify your identity, they will commonly send a text message with a 6-digit verification code, which you then need to enter on the website to prove that you are the person you say you are.

Why did I get a plenty of fish verification code?

If youre being required to verify your account each time you log in, it may be due to accessing Plenty of Fish while using incognito mode on your browser, or regularly clearing your cookies. Youll need to verify once on each browser on the device, but you should only need to verify once.

What does a Google verification code text look like?

You receive a text message from Google (example: “Your Google Verification code is [SIX-DIGIT CODE].” The scammer uses your six-digit code to complete the password reset and recovery process to gain access to your Gmail account.

What to do if you get a Microsoft verification code you didnt request?

If you did not request a confirmation code, please go to _, and verify your account security settings and change your Microsoft account password.

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