How can I verify a VOIP (Vonage) number with Craigslist?

Ken Herdrick December 1, 2010

Craigslist has been using a phone verification process for some time and it finally hit my area. I’m using Vonage and so far have found it impossible to verify my number with them. Therefore, I am unable to make any posts on Craigslist.

  1. Smayonak
    December 2, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I had the same issue myself recently - in case you are wondering why Craigslist requires the verification, there has been a boom in automated spam accounts. More or less, they exclude VoIP because it's the phone system of choice for scam artists.

    However, you can verify by speaking directly to a human operator @ 1-800-664-0633. Choose the authentication option from the menu and go from there.

    • Nataharli
      December 14, 2010 at 10:53 pm

      I found that article. However, I don't get an option for "authentication". Do you remember which number that option is?

    • John-Hans Melcher
      January 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      not any more!  Today is 1-19-12  no human help in person.  we are all out of luck.  I just tested the 800 number you gave.  don't waste your time.

  2. Matthew Joseph Sopiars
    December 1, 2010 at 11:46 pm


    • Nataharli
      December 9, 2010 at 12:19 am

      Thank you for making me feel welcome to this forum. I'm sure I'll post a lot if I get a warm welcome like this every time.