Chronopost Scam Facebook Marketplace Warning

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.

Chronopost Scam Facebook Marketplace Warning

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]**
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  • December 2, 2021 at 8:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Mill Hill, London, England, United Kingdom

    Wish I saw this first, but luckily did not give them any 'insurance money'

  • November 29, 2021 at 5:49 AM by an anonymous user from: Donnington, Newbury, England, United Kingdom

    Thank you so much for the info.

    I also have received very similar chat as I have something on Facebook market.

    Thanks for saving from thees scammers.

    People please be aware!

    Below my script from that scam chat on Facebook Market

    Ok the price suits me ok I take it but I would like to come tomorrow 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 .

    Ok, 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 .

    OK no worries but what time are you available tomorrow?

    Ok so to make the sending, I need your

    Name / First name :

    Address / City / Postal Code :

    Total amount :

    E-mail address :

    Time of visit Tomorrow :

    -End of the chat-

    PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY DETAILS.

    DO NOT ARRANGE ANYTHING JUST REPORT THEM.

    Thanks,

    M

  • November 26, 2021 at 3:49 AM by an anonymous user from: Kingsbury, London, England, United Kingdom

    I have just got the same message.

  • November 25, 2021 at 3:11 AM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    Same words! Exactly the same!

    Just received I checked online because sound strange and find your post!

  • November 22, 2021 at 11:41 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    my wife has just been scammed in the same way using exactly the same words ... We are in UK and chronopost is French easy to mock up something that looks plausible as a company email as none has seen it in UK before luckily we read this and decided to back out.

  • November 18, 2021 at 10:49 AM by an anonymous user from: Mill Hill, London, England, United Kingdom

    Had exactly the same conversation, but smelt a rat from the start. Sent them an amusing 'scammer' GIF. Felt a lot better for it ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Blocked it and attempted to report it to Facebook. But they were not interested, despite the fact that I pointed out that it fell within their criteria of a threat to the community! ๐Ÿคจ

  • November 16, 2021 at 2:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Lincolnshire, Grantham, England, United Kingdom

    Has anyone gone through with this and what is the outcome, my wife was bombarded with many messages because of posting in many places on market place, the second she said no another message came in "is this still for sale"

  • November 9, 2021 at 8:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Lancashire, Burnley, England, United Kingdom

    I had the same conversation just now. Stupidly I gave my name, address, time of delivery and email. They sent an email, but I did not reply to the email and blocked and reported it.

    • November 9, 2021 at 4:38 PM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

      I did the same thing! Once I realised (after I gave my details) I blocked and reported for scam/harrasment etc. Has anything more come out of it for you?

  • November 7, 2021 at 11:31 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    I had almost the same conversation word for word, once I said that didn't work for me the person disappeared from messages immediately I couldn't report as scam unfortunately.

  • October 19, 2021 at 11:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Essex, Colchester, England, United Kingdom

    happened twice to me, the first one ended the conversation, second just now. I have blocked. Same conversation.

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