How to Flag and Delete Craigslist Ads
By James Werning
Suppose you discover a Craigslist ad that makes deceptive advertising claims, or one that makes libelous accusations against you. Maybe a company is over-posting ads, or perhaps the advertisement is for a non-local business. These are all valid reasons for flagging and removing a Craigslist ad. Anybody can flag an ad, but multiple flags (of an undisclosed number) are required to actually delete an ad on Craigslist, so you will need help from others to complete this task.
Open the Craigslist ad that you wish to flag.
Click one of the links that says “miscategorized,” “prohibited” or “spam/overpost.”
Encourage other Craigslist users you know to also flag the ad, until it disappears from the Craigslist postings.
James Werning has authored books and articles on various websites. His scripts have aired for more than 15 years on radio stations across North America. He is a small business owner and a world traveler with a master's degree in communications from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.