Official Facebook Warning About Scams That Will Wash Your Bank Account – How To Spot Them

FACEBOOK has warned users what to look out for when buying stuff on its marketplace platform amid concerns about fraud.

Facebook Marketplace has been around since 2016 and allows people to buy and sell almost anything with no fees.

You can find all types on Facebook Marketplace


You can find all types on Facebook Marketplace

But it comes with risks.

There have been worrying reports that the platform was allegedly being used to murder unsuspecting shoppers.

However, the more common problem is being ripped off.

According to Facebook’s own guidance, this is an issue for both sellers and buyers to be aware of.

They warn that fraudulent sellers will “deliberately send you something markedly different from what you paid for”.

For example, someone selling you a used item that they have listed as new.

Another sign is someone who claims they sent you the product when they didn’t.

If you are a seller you need to beware of the dangers of shady buyers asking you to send items before receiving the money.

Another red flag is someone reporting their transaction as a fraud after receiving the item from you.

A buyer who claims they never received the order from you is also a bad sign.

The social network also has advice if a post looks dishonest or fake.

As the saying goes, if it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.

So watch out for a suspiciously low price as it could be fake.

You should reconsider whether the offer encourages you to contact the seller outside of Marketplace.

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