Need some help from the tech savvy people here on the forum. I recently ran an ad on Craigslist to sell a couple cheap guitars. Well, initially minutes after posting the ads I got exact same worded texts inquiring and both phone numbers had area codes well out of town. I think one was another state lol. I knew that was phishy for sure. Then tonight, I was texting back and forth with a phone number in the 213 Los Angeles area code. I am few counties away in Riverside. I was texting back and forth this person asking me if the ad is real, me asking if he/she was a real person lol. I started getting uneasy and told the person they were going to have to drive pretty far for an Asian $100 guitar and that I had 2 people locally already interested anyway - that I would get back to them. I was basically trying to be nice and get them to lose interest. Then they send a text telling me "to check my cell phone text. If your post is real, tell me the code given in the text sent from google." Then they say "may I send you the verification code?" I ask, what is that for as I truly never heard of that lol. I say this has become a bit strange and no thanks. Then they text back, "I am not playing a game. It's new craigslist verification process. I will be sure your ad is real by the code. so let me know can you tell me the code or not? I truly was skeptical but wondering if there was indeed some verification code that was part of my craigslist ad lol. So told them I would have to check that out as I never needed that before in the past. Told them i will let them know later if it got sold. Never gave them my address of course lol. Then I get a text with a 5 digit phone number - very odd, text says "G-****** is your Google verification code." First I thought to myself, why is he asking me for the verification code if he already has it or sees it???? So, if I were to have text back that code to him, would that then have triggered some type of capture of my cell number? Or has something already happened here?? I am pissed as I have had this cell number since 1999 . . . .