31 May 2022

The Scammer List: An On-Going List of Scams Online

Thousands, and sometimes tens of thousands of online scams, catfishes and person to person scams are reported to authorities daily. With that number of scams and transactions gone wrong it's difficult to keep up. Not to mention to stay on top of how to stay safe when meeting a stranger or buying online. This is why eZverifi created The Scammer List, an on-goiing list of scams to keep you in the loop. Check back often to stay on top of the scams that are currently running rampant in your city.  

 

The Scammer List: An On-Going List of Scams Online Powered by eZverifi 

 

 Facebook Marketplace Scams
 

 

Virginia Family Scammed via Facebook Marketplace: https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/suffolk/meeting-someone-online-in-person-a-new-app-hopes-to-verify-them-for-you/?

Man shot and Robbed during Marketplace transaction gone wrong: https://www.waxahachietx.com/story/news/local/2022/02/07/man-shot-robbed-during-facebook-marketplace-meetup-police-say/6692522001/

Facebook Marketplace deal goes wrong in Richmond, family robbed: https://www.wric.com/news/crime/facebook-marketplace-deal-goes-wrong-richmond-family-robbed/?fbclid=IwAR0scJnvV2H-TyqH4eXV85wo8D98FW6-4aP7co9IasyA1iLl_60NV0djbS0

Byron PD warning of woman running scam through Facebook Marketplace: https://wgxa.tv/news/local/byron-pd-warning-of-woman-running-scam-through-facebook-marketplace?fbclid=IwAR3VGrvAewnIKCmBU1WFPeIvqd3VnBpsrcCv3eyg_b7okoJNWNgLr4P_y6I

Facebook Marketplace Seller Robbed At Gunpoint In South Jersey: Police: https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/gloucester/news/facebook-marketplace-seller-robbed-at-gunpoint-in-south-jersey-police/824215/

Sheriff encourages people using online marketplaces to take precautions when meeting buyers, sellers in person: https://www.wpsdlocal6.com/news/sheriff-encourages-people-using-online-marketplaces-to-take-precautions-when-meeting-buyers-sellers-in-person/article_563700ce-b9e7-11ec-b746-0b3f124fd939.html

Triangle consumers getting duped by scams on Facebook. What to do about it: https://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2022/04/18/facebook-social-media-scams-nc-consumer-complaints.html 

 

Scams on Craigslist, Offer-Up, etc
 

Georgia Couple Killed Buying Dream Car on Craigslist: https://bestride.com/news/buying-cars-safely-on-craigslist  

With rental scams on the rise, here's how to avoid them: https://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/with-rental-scams-on-the-rise-here-s-how-to-avoid-them-1.5857529

Don’t become a victim: Several online frauds reported to Port Hope police: https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/local-northumberland/news/2022/04/18/don-t-become-a-victim-several-online-frauds-reported-to-port-hope-police.html 

Scammers Are Coming For Your Phone Numbers!: https://youtu.be/J5UoYbu62CQ 


How to Combat these Scams


Digital Device Verification Tool eZverifi: https://ezverifi.com/ 

A comprehensive look into the hottest Facebook Marketplace scams: https://www.howtogeek.com/777685/

10-facebook-marketplace-scams-to-watch-out-for/ 14 Troubling Scams Online: https://www.thetealmango.com/technology/13-scams-that-are-troubling-buyers-on-facebook-marketplace/

Navigating the net: How to talk to your kids about internet safety and monitor their devices: https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/navigating-the-net-how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-internet-safety-and-monitor-their-devices/ 

Better Business Bureau warns of online furniture sale scam: https://whnt.com/taking-action/bbb-consumer-alerts/better-business-bureau-warns-of-online-furniture-sale-scam/

How to protect yourself from social media scams that have cost Americans millions: https://www.wnep.com/article/news/nation-world/social-media-scams-770-million-dollars-lost-2021/507-0b2dbf0c-c8e2-4bc0-855a-6afbd869e0d6

How To Avoid a Scam: https://consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-avoid-scam 

Avoiding and Reporting Scams: https://consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts   

 

When buying or searching online, you want to ensure your safety. To do so, before you meet a stranger or conduct a transaction, be sure to verify the identity of the stranger. You can do so using the eZverifi service

 

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