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Old 15.02.2020, 13:54
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Re: Scammed on Facebook Marketplace, worth reporting to police?

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I assume your friends are likely non-techie and old-skool about this kind of thing, but the best thing you can do on Facebook is not to put a recognisable photo on there as your main profile photo and make sure that your privacy settings are locked down as tight as can be.
Her profile is tightly locked down to friends list only because she's a nurse, but she does tend to change her profile photo a lot, so good point, well made. However, the photo used is a few years old. All my friends who are in customer facing roles, particularly NHS and teaching, etc, have 'tight' security and/or non recognisable profile names.

Light bulb moment: Pretty sure the photo was used to promote a hairdresser's business. Ta Chuff!
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Old 15.02.2020, 14:06
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Her profile is tightly locked down to friends list only because she's a nurse, but she does tend to change her profile photo a lot, so good point, well made. However, the photo used is a few years old. All my friends who are in customer facing roles, particularly NHS and teaching, etc, have 'tight' security and/or non recognisable profile names.

Light bulb moment: Pretty sure the photo was used to promote a hairdresser's business. Ta Chuff!
As cynical and disheartening as it sounds, yours, theirs and everyone elses default stance should be to assume that everyone else on Facebook, even on the internet in general, are absolute ****'s.

Unless you are famous or actively promoting your business then don't use identifiable names and don't use identifiable photos and in the settings disable the ability to search for your profile by email address and telephone number.

The internet is a scary place and only getting more so year by year, so always assume and plan for the worst and protect yourself and your identity accordingly because as more criminals cotton on to how easy identity theft is, in combination with the rise of cheap computers and internet worldwide, then the risks will only increase.
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The few times I've used it, I used it precisely so (cash transfer in person while exchanging the stuff).

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Yes, good for you. Are people allowed to be a lil' cynical when it comes to facebook or is that reserved to a selected few?

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I have bought a car on Facebook, got a good deal
Hurray. I never look there. We only bought from the dealer and got the best deals. If we sell, we sell them to the dealer. Saves a lot of nerves and adventures, or dealing with all sorts. (who might even accuse your later of who knows what)
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Yes, good for you. Are people allowed to be a lil' cynical when it comes to facebook or is that reserved to a selected few?

Please stop the groaning. Again.




Hurray. I never look there. We only bought from the dealer and got the best deals. If we sell, we sell them to the dealer. Saves a lot of nerves and adventures, or dealing with all sorts. (who might even accuse your later of who knows what)
I paid less than half the dealer price, about what a dealer might offer on a 10 year old car with 150,000 km
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I paid less than half the dealer price, about what a dealer might offer on a 10 year old car with 150,000 km
So from the seller's perspective it's rather unimportant who's going to get the deal. If they sold it to a dealer they would have probably got the same price, no? If one of my friends or acquaintances would be interested in the car I want to sell - with all my heart. If not, I prefer dealing with a company because at least I know what to expect.
Again, we don't have to agree on everything. Some others' views might differ, I respect that.
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