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Four Common Facebook Marketplace Scams

Four Common Facebook Marketplace Scams

Facebook Marketplace is relatively new to the online second-hand market, but it functions similarly to websites such as Gumtree, or to the local listings on Ebay. Essentially, Facebook users can post ads to the platform, where users can enquire about the item and conduct negotiations and arrangements via Facebook Messenger.

The idea is that users can buy and sell locally with ease, with buyers able to browse based on a selected geographical radius, or through a list of categories. While this means users can easily find a wonderful assortment of goods at great prices and with ease of collection, like with any mainstream selling platform, users are susceptible to a number of common scams and swindles. Read on to learn about these common frauds, and what to watch out for.

    1. Fake buyers

    There are many types of fake buyers lurking on Facebook Marketplace. Some are mere no-shows that are out to waste your time, which are an annoyance. But there are als...

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