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Alert: Facebook Marketplace includes scams


Last updated 3/4/2022 at 7:14pm

SAN DIEGO – Facebook is a platform where people can seemingly get it all: updates about friends, cute baby pics, news stories or romantic dates. But its marketplace, where people go to quickly buy and sell merchandise, is also a place fraught with scams. One billion users buy and sell goods on Facebook Marketplace each month. Unfortunately, like with most things in life, there are bad actors ready to take advantage of a technology for their own financial gain. Scams are an unfortunate reality on any selling platform. Oftentimes the scam is one we’ve seen before but made new using this n...

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