Avoiding Facebook Marketplace Scams
Scammers on Facebook
How to Spot and Prevent a Scam
- Always double-check emails. A lot of times scammers will create fake emails that look similar to official ones.
- Always confirm the email before sending any money. If you seem to have received an email from Zelle or another payment app, double-check the email address. Scammers use fake email addresses that are similar to official ones.
- Get to know payment app policies before you use them. If someone claims you need a business account to accept payments, check the app’s official website or contact customer service to find out if the claim is true. Scammers often make up fake policies to trick their victims.
- Report scams to Facebook Marketplace. If you spot a seller trying to pull off a scam, report them. Your report can help protect other unsuspecting sellers.
Remember to report any suspicious activity on Facebook Marketplace to help prevent others from falling victim to these scams. Happy buying and selling!
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