Craigslist Phone Verification Required?

18 October 2009

Craigslist has been kicking their phone verification into high gear in the last couple days.  It is very likely that you already run into the issue.  Sometimes when you and your office post ads on Craigslist, you might hit a screen where it says phone verification is required, and you will not be able to post any more ads until the account has been verified.  If this happens to you, then it is also happening to other agents using the same internet connection (ip address).

The cause of this is mostly associated with how many ads you are posting from that internet connection.  The more you post, the more likely you will run into it.

What Can You Do?

  1. Verify your Craigslist account(s). Give them a valid phone number, they will call you or text you and provide you with a verification code.  Once you have your account verified with your phone number, posting will return to normal.  Please be careful that in the future,  if your Craigslist account is put on hold for any reason, your phone number will be blacklisted and you won’t be able to use it with Craigslist anymore.
  2. Wait till the next day. If you do not want to verify your account, you can wait till the next day to post again.  Seems like this phone verification requirement is somewhat randomized.  For now, if you wait till the next day, your account and internet connection will be unlocked allowing you to post again.
  3. Dedicated Internet Connection (IP Address).  The more people and the more ads posting from one internet connection (ip address), the more likely you will run into the phone verification message.  Posting with your own internet connecton (such as home) would reduce your likelyhood of seeing the message.

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One Response to “Craigslist Phone Verification Required?”

  1. kimv28 says:

    I rarely post to craigslist and nobody else in my home does yet I ran into this issue last night. On top of asking to verify my account with my phone number craigslist would not accept my phone number which is a land line. I never got a call and it said that my number could not be verified. I wonder if this has happened to anyone else.

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