Can I Advertise Phone Sex On Craig’s List?

Can I post on Craigslist?
Can I post on Craigslist’s newest site?

As of September 3, 2010, Craigslist bowed to pressure and ended their Adult Services classified’s section — and that was the “new” Craig’s List option as prior to that, such classifieds were listed at “Erotic Services.”

There is no new Craigslist site.

Can I still place an ad for my perfectly-legal phone sex services on Craigslist?
Can I sneak in ads on Craigslist?
Is it safe for me to place ads at Craigslist?

If you take the time to really read the policies and FAQs at Craigslist, you’ll quickly discover the following under “can I” and “where can I” post an ad for my services/business:

We accept ads for services offered ONLY under “services offered.”

You are welcome to advertise your services there.

Services ads submitted to categories outside of “services offered” are subject to removal and other remedial steps.

However, as noted above, Craigslist no longer has any adult or erotic service category, so your phone sex ad is not welcome.

And don’t think you can safely post your ad to any of the personal ad listings either. Clicking into any of these areas, from “women seeking men” to “casual encounters,” you’ll not only see but need to agree to proceed the following:

SCAM ALERT – scammers posing as potential romantic partners are directing CL users to age and identity verification sites, dating/adult/cam sites (where you can see their “pics” or chat with them), even sites designed to deliver malware — all in hopes of earning affiliate marketing commissions at your expense.

FUN FACT: Reporting a scammer’s “affiliate ID” to their affiliate marketing program often results in confiscation of the scammer’s ill-gotten gains by the affiliate program.

Don’t kid yourselves that just because phone sex isn’t expressly listed that it’s OK; it’s pretty clear from the language used here, as well as the very clear policy on classified ads for services (noted above) and top reasons your listing and account may be flagged, it’s not:

top reasons postings are removed: contains pornographic images or links to a porn website – images and other content which are legally questionable should not be posted on the site

If the folks at Craigslist are willing to turn in scamming affiliates, they might just turn you into your billing platform or otherwise make your life miserable. Even if they don’t want to, they are under watch and so they might have to report you if asked. Not to mention the number of unscrupulous individuals who might try to take advantage of your non-favorable position at the site, blackmailing you with screenshots and other evidence of your gamble, such as your phone number, etc..

Your phone sex ad is not welcome at Craigslist; it’s not safe to do business there.

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