Sophisticated Scam Courtesy Of Facebook Marketplace

A ‘Sponsored” link on Facebook Marketplace directs unsuspecting people to the most sophisticated scam I’ve seen so far. The link delivers you to a legit-looking website where Trek is holding a “Flash Sale.” This is where the scammers blew it. I’m not going to point out how they screwed up because it might help them improve their scam in the future and I certainly won’t link you to the scam.

Facebook is complicit in this crime. The posting is “sponsored content” meaning Facebook accepted money from the scammers and in return delivered millions of suckers.   

Carbon copy: The scammers constructed a website that looks and feels like the Trek website. Then Facebook sends them unsuspecting people looking for a good deal. These poor folks are not going to get anything but ripped off.

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