SCAM ALERT: Facebook Marketplace hoax hits Pitt County

PITT COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – If you're looking to buy or sell items online, you could be one click away from getting scammed. Pitt County deputies say scammers are targeting Facebook Marketplace users by listing fake items in hopes of stealing your money. In one particular case, the scammer claims she is in the military and recently lost her husband. The idea is to get your attention, hit you with a sad story to gain your sympathy and trust and then rob you of your money. When you purchase an item and send over a payment, the scammer will disappear. Read more here >>>

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