Tried selling something on fb marketplace. Someone by the name of Glen contacted me and became really chatty, fishing for personal information.
Then, when I offered to meet him halfway and deliver the goods, no further response. I am not sure why I am being targeted by these small time “time wasters”.
Marketplace a niche for vehicle scams
The other day without looking for a car, I saw an almost new (2011) Toyota Kruger advertised for $6,100 with the owner asking people to contact the person listed on the photo of the vehicle. It claims the car wasn’t his but advertising for his brother. I send an email as listed in the photo requesting more information and didn’t hear from anyone for about 4 days, then the owner contact me by email claiming the vehicle was part of his divorce settlement but he wanted to sell before being deployed as he was a member of the Australian Air Force. I...replied saying I wanted to inspect the vehicle prior to buying and then he asked for my contact details and eBay ID to send me a way to purchased without him getting the money until the sale was approved by me to eBay. His email comes as Alevit Aline, but I believe his real name to be Ale from Argentina and works in vitaline. Anyway be careful, I tried to report it to Facebook but by then the listing has been deleted by the original poster (Omar Hervias) and there is no way to report an item that is not listed, so watch out for these people.
Just deleted me for no reason although I had a paid advert running
Been using FB to sell for a few years. It is becoming worse and worse with each add now going to review before listing. Keep flagging my items due to product names and random unknown reasons. Today they blocked my access yet I have a car listed under a paid advert. This selling site is out of your control and random at best. Avoid
Facebook market place scams
All people need to watch out for nearly everything getting sold on Marketplace vehicles are mostly v i v do not buy written off vehicles gearbox is gone transmission problems electrical faults so many problems nearly every car that you look on market place. Most goods when you purchase most rubbish the picture looks like new when you go there it's all garbage, lot of the people will not contact you it's said they have a marketplace Where No One contact you back and all broken things only the pictures looks good when you go to pick up mostly 90% scam artists good's are no good and arrogant selfish people most are very nasty sometimes you go to pick up the item they have already sold it
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