In Reply to: Re: Craigslist question posted by steveVa on June 19, 2017 at 12:06:19:
That's not correct at all. They can also fake a local number, so if you see a local area code/phone number but the ad seems too good to be true, it most likely is too good to be true. Phone numbers can be had through Google voice that can link the number to another completely different phone. So what appears to be a local area code/phone number could easily be thousands of miles away.
They are not "fishing" for email addresses-those days are long over and nobody really cares about email anymore. They are scamming people-when you reply to the ad or call the number they'll ask for a deposit on the item, and then promise to send it to you for your inspection (which never happens).