Yes, this is a scam happening on Facebook Marketplace, on OfferUp, and on Craigslist. Do not message these people through text, just through the app or through
Messenger, and do not return ANY Google codes. It happened to me too, and when I wouldn’t text back the code, the person called ME a scammer. LOL. Another red flag is people on newly created FB pages with no friends, no posts and no pictures other than a profile
CAUTION EXTERNAL EMAIL: Do not click on any links or open any attachments unless you trust the sender and/or know the content is safe. If you are suspicious of the e-mail, click on the Report Suspicious Emails button.
Hi – also – please be very careful about people preying on folks on FB Marketplace. I had two different people respond very quickly after I posted a couple free
items on FB Marketplace this weekend….
They messaged me acting as though THEY were skeptical of scammers on FB and said, “what is your phone number? If you’re real, then please send me the code I just
sent to your number” – well then I got a google account code – which if I gave that number to the scammers, they would be able to re-set my gmail / google account and hack my email, look at all of my financial records that were in my email, etc.
They got very aggressive very quickly. I reported them and blocked them.
I could tell right away that it was a scam b/c their English language skills were not great and they were saying things that didn’t make sense – like they wanted
to “buy” my items and they would pay me cash as soon as they verified that I was a real person. But I was giving my stuff away for free – so that was a red flag…. And then when I got the Google reset code, that’s when it hit me….
So – beware – sad that there are predators everywhere.
➡️ Marissa Nelligan messaged us this morning. I responded to her question about a car with Florida license plates. But she may not exist.
She may have joined our list serve illegally. Does anyone know her?
She isn’t responding to me. In fact I’m getting a message that she doesn’t exist.
What do you make of this?
Does anyone or did anyone have family/ friends visiting them in Brookeville from Florida. Specifically around the Manor Oaks neighborhood. They would have been here Friday 9/10,
whether they are still here or not. If so, do they drive a Hyundai in Florida? If so, please do contact me.