Let’s start with a bit of education: do you know how to say if there’s a fake website? If not, there’s good news for us. Let’s take a peek.
Here Are Some Questionable Offers, Exposed
Let’s get into this. The first instance of a fake Facebook Marketplace store is the ‘company’ type that has a great website with many good-looking products, whether they be appliances, gadgets, clothing, or accessories. This lets you buy an item, but you won’t get it shipped despite getting a confirmation of your order.
Here’s what our reader James received: “While I found an ad for a plastic garden shed on Facebook Marketplace, for $99.” Free shipping was offered, and I was ecstatic. I felt then that it was too nice to be true. It was a shed for a lifetime, and it was sold for about $1600-1800 by a range of legitimate businesses, while some would also go over $2,000! I searched for $99 on the website listing, and it was the only thing they offered. The site had no physical address and had no phone number provided, but it was a convenient web page with a company mission statement and many other details. I can’t find much on the business on the internet other than it’s about two weeks old. Warfare regions are the web address. TOP. Top. It also revealed that it is connected to a different domain, APKQTO.INC, of which I can’t find out.
In a second example, the victim Tasmin, reveals a selling shoe site: “I found a store with a clearance sale for Nike shoes on Facebook Marketplace.” This seemed genuine. They said the delivery would be free if I bought shoes over $45. For 99 Rand ($7US) a pair, the shoes went. I’ve ordered one. They debited the number, added more free shipping than the order’s purchase, and emailed me to say I was billed again because of foreign exchange! The swindlers! The location is ZandoWarehouse.top.
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“Penny B. lists the third case, referring to non-existent contracts: “There was an advertisement for a posture T-shirt for 9 pounds ($11US), which is really cheap. Fourteen days later, they sent me an email saying that 70 pounds would be deducted from my account and that more goods would be sent because I had not canceled a so-called contract that I had never got. On blogs, I have noticed that many other people have had this experience. I sent the company, which is based in Denmark, many emails. They are refusing to refund the money and have deleted the records of my account. As they threaten individuals who are in pain and helpless, this is disgusting. Pay attention to https://myposture-family.co.uk/.’
The three cases mentioned above, as you can see, have a different approach. Beware of businesses that do not have a substantial online presence or prior customers is about prices that look too good to be valid or non-existent agreements. Or companies that claim to be working closely with the government.
On the other hand, some questionable firms give you the things you buy, but they market counterfeit consumer products, not originals.
Facebook Marketplace Scams: How To Avoid
What would you do before buying something online and on the Facebook Marketplace in particular? Often check the internet business that owns the website by adding the word ‘scam’ or ‘complaint’ to the search engine. Also, if they have a profile there, search for all their names on the BBB listings.
Facebook Marketplace Scams: How To Report Them
Sharing this article using the buttons provided, alert your family and friends about the Facebook Marketplace scams. You may also use the link below to officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission and the Facebook Marketplace:
You should follow these measures if you want to disclose or hide a listing on the Facebook Marketplace: From facebook.com, top-left, press Marketplace. Tap the listing you would like to report or hide. In the upper-right corner, click Report Post or Hide Object. Follow the instructions on-screen. If that person has blocked you, learn how to report anything you can’t see.
What tale is yours? Let us know if there are any Facebook scams you have encountered. In the meantime, if you plan to take your complaint online via social media, make sure that the Fake Customer Representative Scam does not fall on you.
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