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Devious Facebook Marketplace Scam Unmasked

Devious Facebook Marketplace Scam Unmasked

My family’s recent near-scam experience gave me a new appreciation for how complex fraudulent schemes can be. From compromising Facebook accounts, posting fake listings, all the way to impersonating Amazon services, this mass fraud operation has a strong foothold in Facebook Marketplace world. There is one common theme reverberating through all phases of this multi-part social engineering scam: each stage used different tactics to gain victim’s trust and overcome caution. While researching this incident, I found that we weren’t the only victims. To save you from experiencing the same headache, here’s lessons learned from that incident.

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