|They are robots, so they are hitting practically any posting on that website and eluding the website's anti-spam systems. What you mean by "taped into your account" I don't exactly know. I surmised you meant why are they picking on you? My answer is that they're picking on everyone.|
What are they looking for? The same thing every scammer ever to have existed is looking for: to take advantage of people, most likely for financial gain.
What this specific scammer is looking to get from you in details and how are they trying to do it in details? I have no idea. Not with the information supplied nor the desire to find out. I highly doubt it's a single scammer anyway. The best solution I can come up with is to not use that website. It's built to be easy to use, which means it's easy for malicious people to manipulate.
I'm not trying to be an ass or jerk, I'm just trying to spell it out as clearly as possible. Do NOT use Craigslist at all - not to buy, not to sell, and not to browse as you may be tempted to buy/sell. That is the closest you can do to stop them. By already supplying them your information such as email, you can bet it's being passed around or sold to other malicious people as a target to scam.
Edit: If you're not going to heed my advice, at least register a new, free email address on Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook, etc. that you use exclusively for CL so that any problems you have with SPAM aren't real problems that affect other personal information.
Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily, but you're welcome to PM me as a reminder.
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