Facebook Marketplace Chronopost scam warning: I am selling a few things on Marketplace including an old desktop computer setup. I had a message this morning from 'Emily Walton'. I almost got scammed, luckily I did my research. Below is the conversion I had with the scammer.
The conversation went like this:
- Hi, is this available?
- - me: yes
- Hi, is it in good condition?
- What is the price?
- Where are you from?
- - me: I supplied district and said full spec is on the ad (I didn't specify the price)
- Ok the price suits me ok I take it but I would like to come today but I am busy with work at the moment, I'll send a Chronopost letter carrier to your home to give you your money in cash and collect the item .
- - me: I'm not familiar with Chronopost
- [I looked up Chronopost and discover it's a France-based shipping company and it has 84% 1 star reviews on TrustPilot.]
- I explain, a Chronopost agent will come to your home to give you an envelope containing your money, and once you have verified your money, you will give him the object to send it to me .
- [I searched for all instances of Emily Walton on FB, displayed all, and not a single one had a matching FB profile]
- [I looked up Facebook Chronopost Scam and discovered - on Reddit - the same queries and almost exact same wording]
- - me: No, sorry.
- [I reported the user to FB as a scam and blocked the conversation]**