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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  • August 16, 2022 at 11:24 PM by an anonymous user from: Hatfield, England, United Kingdom

    I have exactly the same conversation and instructions to send item by Chronopost. When I said I had never heard of that method of posting and I thought the customer was a scammer, I am now being asked to take down the item from fb marketplace. I am the seller NOT the scammer, is this a reasonable request from fb?

  • August 15, 2022 at 9:00 PM by an anonymous user from: Auckland Central, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    Thanks for posting this! Almost got scammed!

  • August 11, 2022 at 6:27 AM by an anonymous user from: Macquarie Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Marie Pierre has sent me the same message yesterday, sending a chromo mailman etc… I knew straight away that something just not right so I blocked her directly. I then googled chromo mailman and I’m reading about the market place scams…. Quite frightening actually…

  • July 24, 2022 at 8:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

    Thanks for this. I’ve just had someone offer the same thing so did some Googling as it seemed suspicious and found your post. She had an identical script. I told her I wasn’t happy to go ahead given I’ve read about scams and within seconds she had exited the group.

    • August 11, 2022 at 6:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Macquarie Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

      Marie Pierre, chromo mailman scam … I just new something was not right so I blocked the person immediately and then googled chromo mailman and scammers..

  • July 18, 2022 at 4:40 AM by an anonymous user from: Brighton, England, United Kingdom

    Thanks for this. I’ve just had someone offer the same thing so did some Googling as it seemed suspicious and found your post. She had an identical script. I told her I wasn’t happy to go ahead given I’ve read about scams and within seconds she had exited the group.

  • July 15, 2022 at 6:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Macquarie Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Today, for the first time, I almost fell for a story until I was sent an email to pay for the insurance, and then I gave up.. the only thing I don't know is whether it will be possible to use my data that I wrote: name, surname, address, and email address?

  • July 11, 2022 at 8:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I just had this happen to me on fb marketplace. I was unsure.. but gave my name and email details then as they kept telling me about this insurance I looked up and realised this was a scam. However I got an email saying I paid for delivery. Just ignore don't open any email or links they don't have all my details and just reported it. Be aware of these emails and selling on Facebook.

  • July 10, 2022 at 4:00 PM by an anonymous user from: Almondsbury, Bristol, England, United Kingdom

    Just had the very same from a Rafael. Same wording in each message exactly.

  • July 10, 2022 at 6:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Donnington, Newbury, England, United Kingdom

    What do they do with your contact details/address once they have it? How does this sc am even benefit them?!

  • July 6, 2022 at 11:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Rochdale, England, United Kingdom

    Just had exactly the same interaction. I said sorry, no and reported as a scam.

  • July 6, 2022 at 9:15 AM by an anonymous user from: Downtown, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    message from Monika Struska early this AM. Same wording. Blocked and reported as a scam.

  • June 22, 2022 at 6:15 AM by an anonymous user from: E1, London, England, United Kingdom

    I HAD THE SAME EXPERIENCE. DO NOT GIVE YOUR ADDRESS, NAME OR EMAIL TO THESE PEOPLE. I was contacted by someone who seemed completely normal on facebook marketplace about a product I was selling. They asked me about the price and condition. Then they said they will make the payment via 'CHRONOPOST' who will hand me a cash payment. I didn't realise this was a scam in time and gave some details. They proceeded to ask me for insurance money, at which point I told them I no longer wanted to sell them this item. That's when the threats came in: "I will sue you - you'll go to prison", and other nonsense. Don't fall for this!

  • June 8, 2022 at 5:01 PM by an anonymous user from: New Malden, England, United Kingdom

    I got the request for insurance money today! Blocked and reported as spam.

    What's really annoyed me is that Facebook isn't taking action to stop this, and it's been going on with the same script since Oct 2021? Yet, I tried to sell a second hand breast pump and Facebook took it down in an hour for "violating community standards"!

  • May 25, 2022 at 6:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Iwerne Courtney, Blandford Forum, England, United Kingdom

    I have just received one of these suggestions to send my item to the buyer. When looking on here people say it's a scam but I can't understand how it can be. If they are sending you the money via the courier and they take the item why is it a scam. Not yet replied. Hoping someone can explain.

    • July 10, 2022 at 4:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Almondsbury, Bristol, England, United Kingdom

      Think about it. Why would someone buy something. I was selling a guitar for £50, without even seeing it.

      Plus my conversation was exactly the same, except for asking about condition. I smelt a rat and googled chronopodt scam UK, to get here.

    • May 28, 2022 at 11:06 AM by an anonymous user from: SE1, London, England, United Kingdom

      They ask for you to pay (upfront) for insurance cover on the item in transit.

      Then, guess what…? …. no courier, no cronopost, no envelope stuffed with cash (as if this would be a thing anyway!? 🤣) and after wasting a lot of time …no selling your item either!

      • June 25, 2022 at 3:25 PM by an anonymous user from: WC2, London, England, United Kingdom

        I have had lots in a week of these, how do I report them when it is just a chat

    • May 26, 2022 at 9:57 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

      When the courier comes to you

      You have to pay them at least £100, without you even knowing of the hidden fees

  • May 24, 2022 at 4:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    Had loads of these messages and I basically tell them too do one but I’m not so nice four letter words and delete the message

  • May 16, 2022 at 11:02 AM by an anonymous user from: Boston, England, United Kingdom

    Just had the same, just report as scam and delete.

    • May 19, 2022 at 3:48 PM by an anonymous user from: Wiedikon, Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

      I also just had the same message and luckily googled it. And I found this. I reported the user to FB as a scam and blocked the conversation.

  • May 16, 2022 at 4:17 AM by an anonymous user from: Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom

    Just had the same think on FB marketplace from a Autorité Azerré but have seen this type of scam a few times normally with UPS. Reported the user but FB is useless at removing these scammers.

  • May 13, 2022 at 9:09 AM by an anonymous user from: Billericay, England, United Kingdom

    I just had the exact same thing so thanks for the tip off

  • May 13, 2022 at 3:08 AM by an anonymous user from: West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

    The real part of the scam is that they ask you to pay the insurance up front and they say that they will add this to the sale price.

  • May 4, 2022 at 6:31 PM by an anonymous user from: Auckland Central, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    I had the same MO this morning for a manky old second hand Oxy Acetelene set, poor buggers.

  • May 4, 2022 at 9:41 AM by an anonymous user from: Hulme, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    THanks for this, just had exactly the same messages on Facebook Marketplace, thought it was odd that someone who appeared to be in Germany wanted to send Chronopost courier for large item of furniture costing £60 in England! Suspicious account was Maren Beier. I noticed 2 accounts with same name, similar photos. Also suspicious that their 'family' friend connections had surnames almost exactly the same but not quite.

    • June 5, 2022 at 4:29 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

      This morning I had the same thing from Maren Beier! Beware!

  • May 4, 2022 at 4:56 AM by an anonymous user from: Donnington, Newbury, England, United Kingdom

    today 4 may 2022 I comfirm the scam... they ask me to pay extra 100 pounds and I will receive them back by envelope when postman comes...

    exactley the same messages!

    carefully

  • April 27, 2022 at 3:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

    In NZ, just got a similar message via Facebook marketplace - limited facebook details for the person, they had "friends" with no detail either and a Chronopost email using @gamil.com (They use addresses ending in @chronopost.fr or @network.pickup.fr... :-)

  • April 26, 2022 at 2:27 PM by an anonymous user from: Auckland Central, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    Just got the same thing this morning from a guy wanting to use chronopost, the exact same wording was used, thanks guys for your feedback all these comments helped me to know if I was being scammed or not

  • April 26, 2022 at 5:42 AM by an anonymous user from: Newmarket, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    I was selling a coffee table on Marketplace. I had a message from 'Justin Buvato' he said I am busy at work, will send chronopost agent with your money.

  • April 24, 2022 at 7:33 PM by an anonymous user from: Al Ritchie, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    I live in rural Canada... Just had the same message, word for word. There was a profile & picture on Facebook, created in 2019, with nothing added other than the picture. Blocked & reported.

  • April 19, 2022 at 6:45 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I ve had same on my facebook. Just gave them my address

  • April 15, 2022 at 3:47 PM by an anonymous user from: Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

    I am dealing with this situation right now. I also got an email from Chronopost itself. Is it that level? I am trying to sell a TV. Same wordings. The person has a profile on facebook "Andrew Shepherd"

    • April 17, 2022 at 8:02 PM by an anonymous user from: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

      Me too, I am selling a pram and got a message with same wordings from Andrew Shepherd. Looks dodgy to me.

  • April 13, 2022 at 6:55 PM by an anonymous user from: Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

    Does anyone know how the scam actually works? I've had a couple of those messages. It seemed dodgy so I blocked them, but I cant work out how they would actually get your money or item.

  • April 13, 2022 at 2:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Brisbane City, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    Just had one as well what does it do to my tablet what it used for?

  • April 12, 2022 at 6:48 PM by an anonymous user from: Auckland Central, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    In NZ just got one as well wanting to buy a table from me. "Busy at work will send Chronopost Agent with your money bla bla bla...Next time I will take it to the next level by providing a fake address to see where the conversation will lead to :-) Unbelievable!

  • April 12, 2022 at 3:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Hatfield, England, United Kingdom

    I had the same thing this evening, I'm in the UK. They gave the name Nicole.

  • April 9, 2022 at 1:33 PM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    I have just had almost exactly the same conversation with a Natalie Mactavish. Something didn't ring true, so o googled and found your report. I Have also blocked and reported as a scam.

  • April 6, 2022 at 4:03 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    Thank god for this website and all of your messages on here.

    I would have also been scammed if it weren't for reading on here first.

    Thank you!

  • April 5, 2022 at 4:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Auckland Central, Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    I’m in New Zealand, yes had this message on Facebook marketplace for items on two separate occasions. Similar pretext, busy at work, same wording each time including “ OK Let me explain, a Chronopost agent will come to your home to give you an envelope containing your money, and once you have checked your money you give him the item so he can send it to my home.”

  • April 4, 2022 at 5:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Brisbane City, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

    This scam is now in New Zealand. Talk about taking it global.

  • April 3, 2022 at 6:48 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    This was extremely helpful as I have just had an identical message.

    Gave him the 2 finger tablet.

  • April 3, 2022 at 5:39 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    another one here, same messages, thanks everyone for confirming it is a scam before I took things further.

  • April 1, 2022 at 10:56 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    Yes. This has just near happened to my partner.

    Messages from a Mariame sagare (second name not 100%) my partner had already blocked and deleted as I write this.

    Exactly as above. The odd English, the odd interest or lack there of, for the item. Very similar questions.

    Requesting personal details to go through.

    I must admit we nearly went further ahead as with above, we couldn’t foresee how they would scam us if bringing cash as no cash. No item. But either way alarm bells ringing. LGood to listen to your guts.

  • March 24, 2022 at 5:59 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    After blocking a couple of similar scams - thanks to this post - I still cant understand how they intend to make money?

    Both those that contacted me were not very convincing as buyers - didnt want any information about the item I was selling - just so busy working they had to send a carrier.

    Is the scam that they get details of name and address?

    I would be grateful if someone could explain.

    • March 29, 2022 at 4:55 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

      they make money because they ask that you pay insurance up front which they then say will be reimbursed when the driver arrives

  • March 24, 2022 at 5:52 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I had two such similar messages within a couple of hours of posting on facebook selling site.

    The first wanted to send fedex to collect. I realised a scam although I couldnt really work out how it worked and blocked that person. The second was an message exactly the same - word for word - and wanted to send chronopost with cash.

    In each case the person showed as being a member of the facebook group although neither had any facebook profile.

  • March 22, 2022 at 5:45 AM by an anonymous user from: City of Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom

    I had the exact same exchange. I got the fake email unfortunately I gave some basic details over. What alerted me was the email they sent was not official but on a Gmail account. 'Galan So' is their FB account.

    • March 30, 2022 at 3:53 PM by an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

      So what happened as you gave your details over? I have unfortunately done the same thing and I’m now very worried.

  • March 16, 2022 at 4:32 PM by an anonymous user from: Norwich, England, United Kingdom

    I had exactly the same message word for word last night by some called jaine saying she was going to send a chronopost post agent with cash and for them to collect my item that has been up in market place and same as everyone I looked them up to find that they are scammers when I said I don’t deal with dirty scammers I then got a message back calling me white trash and then threaten to come and f**k me up l was like good luck with that you gotta find me first as I didn’t give them my details now blocked and reported

  • March 16, 2022 at 11:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Cadishead, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    Hi,

    I have two items currently for sale on FB Market Place and have had similar scam enquiries for both items.

    The first one said he would buy my item but wanted to use Royal Mail to deliver money and collect item. His name was supposed to be Pedro Ramos but when I looked him up, his profile was clearly of a woman but the gender had been left as male. No friends or other info. I insisted the item was cash on collection only and have heard no more from "Pedro".

    Just had a second one from "Ruth Tano" wanting to purchase via Chronopost despite telling her/him the item was sold STC. Told them cash on collection and "Ruth" disappeared.

    A nasty scam which threatens to ruin a good place to sell items.

  • March 16, 2022 at 4:54 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    Had exactly the same message but with a different name. Not quite sure how this scam works but was uncomfortable with it anyway.

  • March 16, 2022 at 3:41 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    Thank you for posting this. Was already extremely suspicious when I googled and found the exact conversation!

  • March 14, 2022 at 4:13 PM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    had 2 people contacting me like this the other day. thankfully I misread their message and just provided my name and address so hoping nothing they can do with that as its public info really. Im glad the second person did it cos that prompted me to properly search, as id thought it sounded odd! They used the same script as above, ignored my answers to questions and both had a photo of a sweet old lady and her dog. 🤦‍♀️ Reported to FB.

  • March 14, 2022 at 12:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Bradford, England, United Kingdom

    Omg same exact words. Blocked

  • March 13, 2022 at 1:37 PM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    Thanks for posting - I received the same, word for word. Have blocked.

  • March 9, 2022 at 1:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Boston, England, United Kingdom

    Just put a suite for sale in Market place in South Wales. Within half an hour I had a message asking if it was still available, what condition and how much. All this information was already mentioned in the ost but did give the answer to the questions. Then had a reply saying he would have it. would like it tomorrow and was busy so will send Chronooost mailman with envelope and take item. I just relied saying cash on arrival is fine. Then checked out Chronopost mail and found it is a scam

  • March 8, 2022 at 7:06 AM by an anonymous user from: Cadishead, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    Exactly the same attempted scam on Facebook Marketplace from a buyer in Bradford. Reported to Fraud Squad.

  • March 2, 2022 at 3:44 AM by an anonymous user from: Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

    I had one from Traore Inza prtesumably another scammer

  • March 1, 2022 at 3:55 PM by an anonymous user from: Digbeth, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

    I, too, have had a similar Facebook message exchange from Juitine Bado. I'm going to block and report it.

  • February 27, 2022 at 6:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

    I’ve had a very similar message from Sangare Karim. Blocked and reported.

  • February 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM by an anonymous user from: Marshborough, Sandwich, England, United Kingdom

    I placed an advert for some furniture on FB marketplace, received a reply from a Lesley Silvester who at first looked genuine enough. conversation as follows,

    Lesley- Hello, is this still available?

    Me-got someone already interested so will let you know

    Lesley- 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 .

    Me-will be in touch tomorrow

    Lesley-OK no worries but what time are you available tomorrow?

    Me-As mentioned will let you know

    Lesley-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 :

    Lesley - SO?

    Me-As mentioned will be in contact once the person comes tomorrow, if they don't buy I will then be in touch

    Lesley-Don't worry, send me your details so that I can go to a Chronopost EXPRESS AGENCY for you to send mail to your home I am waiting for your contact details: Last name and First name, City, Address, Postalcode, E-mail address

    at this point I certainly became a little suspicious, I checked the FB profile and it showed photo of a lady (photo only recently added) she had loads of friends all of them were from Ivory Coast and not 1 English sounding name, Then searched FB and found the same lady real profile although a different photo

    total scammer.

  • February 20, 2022 at 2:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Guildford, England, United Kingdom

    Same thing happened to me,looked it up found it to be a scam

  • February 17, 2022 at 9:55 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    Had same experience with FB selling page. got email with link to pay insurance. The email also looked dodgy. Hence not clicked it and told Roman that I am not falling for this

  • February 16, 2022 at 10:49 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    I have just experienced the same and confirmed my address and email for collection. The scammer is Peggy Boli. What do I do to safeguard things.

  • February 14, 2022 at 11:41 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    Yes my face book market place query was from the same person

  • February 14, 2022 at 4:57 AM by an anonymous user from: Guildford, England, United Kingdom

    I have just had the same thing word for word. From someone called Pegyy,

  • February 14, 2022 at 2:11 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    Same thing happened to me and I gave my email and address before becoming worried. What can I do now to protect myself?

    • February 16, 2022 at 10:52 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

      I have just done the same and gave my name, address, and email. I’m worried too.

      • March 14, 2022 at 10:11 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

        I just did the same. Really worried. Any advice?

        • April 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

          Don’t worry too much. This is nearly public information at this point. I shouldn’t expect anything would come of this. They’re using Facebook as they likely aren’t even in the country. Not much you can do with those details even if you’re close by.

          You found your way here. You’re one of the wiser too 😊

  • February 10, 2022 at 2:31 PM by an anonymous user from: Neath, Wales, United Kingdom

    Same just happened to me but I’ve given me email address etc - any advice! Actually thought the guy was real 😡

  • February 9, 2022 at 12:13 PM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    Same thing happened to me word for word looked it up found it to be a scam

  • February 8, 2022 at 3:40 PM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    Thank you. I have just had it from someone called Roman

  • February 7, 2022 at 8:01 AM by an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

    This happened to me a few mins ago and I did some research as well and luckily I saw your message and the exact conversation I had with somebody called Fiona. Thanks to your post I managed to stay away from a big scam!

  • February 7, 2022 at 2:13 AM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    Sigh, Anne Marie just tried to pull this one on me.

  • February 6, 2022 at 12:02 PM by an anonymous user from: San Diego, California, United States

    I just gave them the address to my city police station and told them "I'm at the front desk, everybody knows me, just come on in.

  • February 1, 2022 at 10:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Islington, London, England, United Kingdom

    Don’t understand this if they turn up with the money what’s the problem?

    • February 4, 2022 at 11:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

      because before the evo is in your hands, you'll get an email from "Chronopost" asking for £50 for insurance by using your credit card... needless to say, this before the evo is in your hands. That's the scam... it's a fake email being sent to you.. once you click on the fake email link inside, you pay the £50, guess where that's going? Total joke but, it's easy to make a mistake.

  • January 30, 2022 at 11:33 AM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    Just had the same and got an email to say the collection has been launched and failure to carry out the transaction they would take me to court for up to £75000 just reported as scam and blocked the the user on Facebook and also blocked emails. The things people will do

  • January 30, 2022 at 7:35 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I have had the exact issue by someone named Marie Anne. Thank god for this post!

  • January 28, 2022 at 5:38 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    I think I nearly got caught out on market place, luckily I pulled the plug before giving bank details, it was through cronopost and a buyer in France I believe, hope facebook and marketplace get them stopped

  • January 26, 2022 at 4:19 PM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    I just had someone offer to bring me cash and have the car seat I'm selling picked up.

    Thought it odd and looked up to find it is a scam.

  • January 26, 2022 at 6:06 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    Thank goodness for this post as I’ve just listed an item on marketplace and was contacted by someone wanting to send someone with the money to collect the item, chronopost carrier, I said I didn’t know what that was and looked it up and saw this post thankfully and blocked them

  • January 25, 2022 at 8:35 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I too am having exactly the same conversation with a Serbia Silue. Looked at her profile and think she may be using someone else’s photo.

  • January 24, 2022 at 11:36 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    hello, I am currently having a very similar conversation with someone right now who claims they want to buy collect £700 worth of furniture from me, advertised on FB Marketplace about 30 mins ago!

    How do you report and blcok please, as I am a bit of a novice?

  • January 24, 2022 at 6:59 AM by an anonymous user from: Oxford, England, United Kingdom

    I have had a similar experience today, though they called the company GLS Express. Upon receiving the email I saw it came from a Gmail account which a large company wouldn't use. I then read that they wanted me to send them money and the person (they were using the name Marie-Claude Garnier) got quite pushy. I then googled it saw it was a scam so I sent them pictures of what was being said online! They then asked why UPS would rip me off - my reply was they wouldn't ... but you would! They then said all the risk was on them blah blah. I reported and blocked them.

  • January 21, 2022 at 3:21 PM by an anonymous user from: Cowes, England, United Kingdom

    I’ve just had the same basically word for word,absolutely disgusting,I told them I knew they were scammers and they didn’t deny it,reported and blocked now

  • January 20, 2022 at 6:50 AM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    Yes it just happened to me this morning exactly the same wording but I told them cash on collection only

    NEVER send money when it’s you selling items and never post without the money in your account do not post and send tracking number for your payment as once you send the item it’s gone.

  • January 20, 2022 at 6:44 AM by an anonymous user from: West Yorkshire, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

    I've just had exactly the same. Said NO THANKS and they even asked Why? I said I didn't take part in Scams and reported it to FB.. Not that I expect FB to do anything, they peddle enough cons if the price is right!

  • January 19, 2022 at 8:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Seacroft, Leeds, England, United Kingdom

    SO thankful for this post as this has just happened to me too. Exactly the same script. I gave my name, address and email so I'm worried. Is there anything they can do with those details!?

  • January 18, 2022 at 9:34 AM by an anonymous user from: City of London, London, England, United Kingdom

    I've had two today, one from Jojo MIGNON and another from Marie-Claude GARNIER, responding to my Facebook marketplace ad. They sent an email requesting that I pay £46 'insurance fee' to release the funds. Both have been reported to FB as scams and the users blocked on both Messenger and FB.

    One thing I did notice that it took a long time to ask where I lived, which was what aroused my suspicions in the first place.

  • January 15, 2022 at 9:34 AM by an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

    Yep, just had the exact same conversation. Ignored my questions and just stuck to the script. Blocked.

  • January 8, 2022 at 12:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Digbeth, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

    exactly same thing today. Same wording. now blocked

  • January 8, 2022 at 9:29 AM by an anonymous user from: Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom

    Exactly the same happened to me today. Selling on Market place and almost exactly the same wording as mentioned above. I blocked everything following request for £100 for letter insurance. She gave the name Halina but obviously this would be false. Shame we cant identify and shame these scammers.

  • January 7, 2022 at 10:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    Same thing happened to me. In the end, they threaten to sue and the police will arrest you if you do not pay for the insurance fee. That is ridiculous!

    Biggest mistake is to give them my email address and address, quite annoying email comes in.

  • January 4, 2022 at 12:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Almondsbury, Bristol, England, United Kingdom

    All the same, unfortunately. The scammer mimicked the profile of a real person, who is Italian, and being Italian myself, I switched languages and they kept replying to me in English with one of those copy/paste messages... I looked up the guy and he actually exists, but probably doesn't know his identity has been "stolen" by some scammer b*****d!

  • January 1, 2022 at 3:28 AM by an anonymous user from: Salford, England, United Kingdom

    Yep me too.

    Thought this was odd.

    As soon as they asked for money to cover the insurance for the letter my spidey senses went off.

    Never part with money if you are selling anything.

    I gave my address but hid my email so hopefully they can’t do any identity fraud.

    Scamming c**ts!

  • December 27, 2021 at 12:02 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    I haven't been so lucky as I only found your post after I had sent the money. Hopefully,I'll get it back as I reported the fraud straight away. If not, it has been a costly lesson.

  • December 24, 2021 at 10:31 AM by an anonymous user from: Cadishead, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    I am in the middle of an almost exactly same worded exchange. Thanks for this. Philip

    • December 29, 2021 at 1:14 PM by an anonymous user from: West Midlands, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

      Same! They literally copied and pasted the exact script

  • December 17, 2021 at 7:15 AM by an anonymous user from: Reading, England, United Kingdom

    I have just received the exact same facebook message, pretty much the exact same wording ect

  • December 16, 2021 at 4:31 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    Same has just happen me. Thanks for posting it!

  • December 11, 2021 at 11:05 AM by an anonymous user from: Bracknell Forest, England, United Kingdom

    I have just had one now, as soon as they said about Chronopost I looked it up and found that it was a French company and then found this post. I have blocked and reported the buyer (if it is a real person) to Facebook

    • December 23, 2021 at 4:19 AM by an anonymous user from: Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

      I've just had one also, gave address email price but checked up in chronopost and seen its a scam so have blocked them and reported to Facebook

  • December 10, 2021 at 4:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Stretford, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    I had the same thing on Facebook MarketPlace. Does anyone know exactly how this scam is supposed to work? Is it all about the supposed necessary insurance payment required from the Seller? Presumably the scammer would keep this payment, but are they also trying to get the Seller's bank details? Adam

  • December 10, 2021 at 7:54 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

    I had one 2 days ago. I didn’t know it was a scam, given address and email detail. Can’t delete as too late. And just now got another one from another person. So did a check.

    • January 2, 2022 at 10:55 AM by an anonymous user from: E2, London, England, United Kingdom

      I have had the same issue, can they do much with our address, name and email address? I’ve reported the scam and tried to delete all messages but too late!

  • December 9, 2021 at 10:58 AM by an anonymous user from: West Midlands, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

    I sadly gave the scammer my name, address and email address, but saw this post just in time to stop me from going through with the insurance money transaction. I knew something wasn't right when I had to pay for something! Thank you so much! And doe anyone have any advise on what I should do about them having my address and email?

  • December 9, 2021 at 10:55 AM by an anonymous user from: West Midlands, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

    This post saved me from the scam! Thank you so much!

  • December 8, 2021 at 5:31 AM by an anonymous user from: Warwickshire, Warwick, England, United Kingdom

    I just had this conversation:

    -Is this still available?

    Me-Hi! Yes it still available.

    - 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 have never used Chronopost and not sure how it works

    - 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 .

    Me-How do I know this is not spam?

    -Wait, I explain you will receive money in cash in an envelope that will be sent via Chronopost EXPRESS mail delivery service to your home address the Chronopost company will send a postman to your postal address to pick up the package and deposit your money and then send me thereafter to my delivery address, I hope you understood me .

    Me- Sorry, I would rather have pick up only by the buyer

  • December 6, 2021 at 1:12 AM by an anonymous user from: Suffolk, Ipswich, England, United Kingdom

    I had almost the exact same conversation with oneone on a reasonably high ticket item last night. Luckily I was rushing about and stressed, so I said I'd message them tomorrow. Think I'll be blocking them instead.

  • 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 😂

    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! 🤨

  • 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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