Facebook Marketplace

    • Counterfeits flooding Facebook Marketplace

      Reports are coming out of the UK’s National Trading Standards, the UK equivalent of the Consumer Protection Agency, that high-end counterfeit goods are flooding Facebook Marketplace. This includes such brands as Gucci, Chanel and Louis Vuitton among others. The reason that counterfeit goods like this are a problem is because they’re often funding organized crime or illegal swe ...

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  • BBB reports uptick in Facebook Marketplace scams

    … The Better Business Bureau has recently reported that they’ve received an increased amount in complaints about Facebook Marketplace. Specifically, the complaints the BBB has been receiving are about big-ticket recreational vehicles like RVs and trailers. The scams work the same way that they’ve been working on craigslist. The seller will set up…

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  • Is Facebook Marketplace looking to take a bite out of eBay?

    … in the past, since Marketplace doesn’t moderate their ads well, if at all. This could still lead not only to fraudulent transactions but could also lead to other dangerous incidents such as robbery and the like. However, it appears Facebook is only halfheartedly behind Marketplace, not as a disruptor in the online retail space, but more as a way to keep users from wandering out of Facebook’s walled garden. As nice as a garden may look, if you try to prevent users from going elsewhere then it’s just a well-groomed prison. …

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  • A new criminal enterprise is being run on Facebook Marketplace

    … A new scourge of the criminal underworld has been showing up on Facebook Marketplace in New Zealand. It’s the product of a crime wave that is fueling a black market that could have potentially disastrous results by anyone who buys this product. I am of course speaking of the avocado. Avocados have become so popular in the Kiwi nation some…

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  • Facebook Marketplace follows craigslist’s dangerous lead

    … In a previous blog post we stated “Craigslist has nothing to teach Facebook” in terms of content moderation. We defended Facebook stating they have a much better content moderation system in place than craigslist. However, it seems we may have been a bit mistaken in that defense because it seems Facebook Marketplace is following craigslist’s bad…

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  • Facebook to place ads in its ads

    … alone messenger. However, Facebook is still not content with its advertisement saturation. They still want to place even more ads within their platform, so they’ve decided to place ads within other ads. Facebook has now rolled out a pilot program where they’re testing ads within Facebook Marketplace, the service where users already post ads…

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  • Florida Facebook Marketplace shooting shows need for safety vigilance

    … A very sad and unfortunate incident recently took place in Jacksonville, Florida, that involved Facebook Marketplace. A father of two was shot and killed in front of his children when a man giving away a dog on Facebook Marketplace became suddenly violent in the man’s home. The gunman was giving away a dog that he had allegedly found in the back…

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  • Facebook locks out Marketplace users in bid to fight fake news

    … Facebook locks out Marketplace users in bid to fight fake news Recently this blog posed the question “Is Facebook too big for its own good?” Another issue has arisen that requires that question to be asked again, as it seems the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. Users of Facebook’s classifieds section called Marketplace have…

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  • Seven Nagging Problems with Social Commerce

    … Social commerce has become a big buzzword, yet many shoppers and many sellers are holding back on “going social” with their buying and selling. Why is this? For many of the same reasons it took many years for e-commerce to seriously compete with brick-and-mortar retail. Social commerce is an immature ecosystem and concept, and it will simply…

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  • Everything old is new again: Facebook Marketplace used for robberies

    … Everything old is new again: Facebook Marketplace used for robberies Back in October, we posted on this blog about how Facebook’s new Marketplace feature was not only rife for abuse, but that the abuses were already taking place. These were some of the same abuses that have plagued craigslist for years. Now, industry watchdog The AIM Group…

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  • Facebook Marketplace already showing abuses

    … Collier eliminate the personals section to protect against human trafficking and other related crimes, but he also eliminated the sale of animals to discourage the use of puppy mills and animal related scams. While some online classifieds say that they’re socially responsible, Geebo not only talks the talk but it walks the walk as well. Related …

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