How to Delete a Craigslist Account Activated With a Previous Number

By Dustin Thornton

Craigslist is an online classifieds website that allows users to post classifieds ads in several cities around the world. Although Craigslist does not require a user account to post most types of ads, setting up and using an account is required for some ads and gives you more control over posting, editing and removing all of your ads. When you set up an account, you may have to verify your account using your mobile phone number; if you change your phone number you may wish to delete the account associated with your phone number to protect your privacy.

Step 1

Open your Web browser, and visit

Step 2

Click on "Help" on the left side of the page. Scroll down to the bottom of the Help page and click on "Contact Us."

Step 3

Select "Tech Support (phone authentication)" for the "Type of Issue."

Step 4

Type in your name, the email address used when setting up your Craigslist account and select your location from the drop-down menu.

Step 5

Type in "Account Deletion" as the "Subject" line then type in information regarding your problem in the "Describe the issue" field. Specify that you no longer have access to the phone number used when originally setting up your account, and that you want to have the account deleted to safeguard your privacy.

Step 6

Click "Send Email Message," then wait for a response from Craigslist at the email address connected to your account.