Scammers are sending fake Venmo emails to Facebook Marketplace sellers in an attempt to steal login information and money.
If you ever need to check your Facebook account, always log in directly from the app or by typing in the URL. Don't trust every link you receive in your email.
Keep your money safe by only paying for your new pet once you have the pet in your possession and avoid using Cash App.
Stay cautious when buying pets from private sellers online—many listings could be fake with scammers attempting to steal your money.
When selling items online, accepting a cashier's check for payment can be a risky business as scammers use fake cashier's checks to steal from you.
Facebook Marketplace may seem like the best place to find a deal, but it comes with the risk of being scammed by fraudsters with fake checks.
Buying tickets via sites like Craigslist and Facebook may be the cheaper option, but you also risk buying a fake ticket that won't get you anywhere.
Beating this scam is simple—don't pay for anything using gift cards and don't give anyone you don't know or trust your gift card information.
Not all ads and posts you see on Facebook are trustworthy—in fact, most free gift card offers are actually scams.