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Phishing Attempts

SolutionRecently, it has been brought to our attention that some of our community members have been receiving fake e-mail messages from help@kijiji.ca, in an attempt to have users click on the link they have provided.

The emails being sent look similar to the following;

Dear Kijiji User,

We are committed to providing a quality experience for both buyers and sellers by ensuring that all ads are in-line with our editorial policies. After reviewing your ad, we have found it does not meet these requirements. Thus, your account has been blocked.

Common reasons include:

  • Essentially you posted the same item to multiple cities or categories, or more than once in 48 hours
  • Your post contains a link or URL to a commercial website or auction
  • Your ad appears to contain an email address, or URL

To avoid deletion of your Kijiji account please Sign In: Manage your Account: Login and and resubmit your ad for approval

Thank you for using Kijiji Customer Support


To be clear, these messages are NOT affiliated with Kijiji in any way. In general, phishing is a way of attempting to redirect traffic or acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.

Members are encouraged to forward any such phishing e-mails to "spoof@kijiji.ca" and then immediately delete them. If you have any questions, please reach out to our team by clicking Contact Kijiji at the bottom of any Kijiji homepage.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience as a result of this situation.

Topic: Site Updates & News
Date added: 2013-01-22 15:06:39
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