Facebook Marketplace Scammers
As stated in my "Using Facebook market place to find used motorcycles article", my number one source for finding used project motorcycles to flip is on Facebook marketplace. Unfortunately, there are a lot of scammers on Facebook marketplace. It's not as bad as craigslist but it getting worse. I wish Facebook could have a way to weed out the scammers but until then, here is a little PSA. If you are trying to purchase a vehicle of any sort on Facebook, look for these warning signs listed below that could mean you are dealing with a scammer.
Avoid the following
Sellers who have no profile picture
Sellers wanting your email address
Sellers wanting to meet late at night
Sellers who are selling under business account
Sellers selling something out of your local area
Sellers with an elaborate backstory for why they are trying to sell the motorcycle
Sellers wanting an online payment or deposit
Sellers who want to bring the bike to you
Sellers who “lost the title”
Stay safe out there and be mindful of scammers!