Phone verified accounts or “P.V.A.s”. You may have seen or heard the phrase “phone verified accounts” or as they are sometimes referred to, PVAs. As the internet continues to expand and grow, so some websites have felt it important to limit and control the amount of user activity on their websites- Craigslist is no different. Many heavily trafficked websites are taking measures to limit the amount of user activity through the implementation of phone verification. This means that many sites actually require members to validate their accounts with a phone call to a unique phone number before they can use the site at all.