Is it safe to give phone number on Craigslist?
But you should also be cautious of sharing your phone number on Craigslist! Automated phishing tools can easily collect your number, and scammers search specifically for this kind of information. That person can now use your phone number to harass you, and if your number is a landline, they can even locate you.
Why do people ask for your number on Craigslist?
Dont believe everything you hear. Scammers are now responding to ads but tricking sellers into thinking they are busy at work and cant talk until later. Instead of leaving you with a contact number, they request you enter your phone number into a website that “stores information” for them.