2 examples of FB Marketplace scams

And what to do if you find yourself in one

BadPirate
9 min readSep 19, 2022

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I’ve been slowly accumulating crap in my garage and decided to get ambitious and let it all go using FB Marketplace. Right now however, I’m batting 0/2 on those reaching out not being scammers. Below are both encounters so that you can see the commonality and get an idea of what to look out for.

Scam #1, Grandma in the middle

Why, Grandma, what an unusual way of reaching out to me on FB Messenger you have

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BadPirate

Kevin Lohman, Software Engineer, Father, Story Teller, and former US Navy Sailor (who never set foot on a ship)