12/09/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

236.com: Craigslist No Longer Your One-Stop Prostitution Shop

If a high profile hooker patron like former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer could avoid charges in a gigantic prostitution sting, why can't you? Unfortunately, you might not get the chance to find out.

Craigslist, the listings site you pretend to search for furniture and jobs while trying to figure out which of the "casual encounters" posts might actually be for real, has struck an agreement with the attorneys general of 40 states. The deal requires that anyone who posts an "erotic services" ad provide a phone number and pay a fee using a valid credit card, information that could be provided to law enforcement if the site is subpoenaed.

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