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Facebook buy/sell scam

Facebook has countless buying and selling groups, and its own "marketplace". It can be nice to use this to acquire assets, but it is also frequently used for fraud. Many people have come to me and talked about how they paid for half of the phone from Facebook before shipping and they should tip the balance when the item is received. A package of rice arrived in the mail. No phone here! There are many people who defraud others on such websites and groups, and many become frustrated: In some cases, it may appear that the police do not prioritize the cases. Often it is about "small sums", but which is a lot of money for some.

You can also experience selling an item from which you do not receive a transfer, by people sending edited photos of the fact that they have transferred money to your account. Some also try to suggest other shipping solutions, which are often nonsense.

How to avoid being scammed:

  • Do not pay in advance! They can send by cash on delivery, so you pay when you get there. Always meet in person if possible, or get a friend nearby to do so.
  • See if the profile is new, unknown, look for mutual friends. Does the profile look new and doesn't have much information? Then the warning lights should light up.
  • Check Facebook groups about scammers to check up on who you are talking to. BLACKLIST is a large group with a lot of activity.
  • Do not click on links you are sent. Use traditional delivery methods.
  • Never provide your card details when selling goods.

If the accident has happened, I always encourage you to report it, but you will probably never get your money back. If you have been tricked into providing card information, block your card as soon as possible.

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