Help Me Hank gives tips on how to spot out Facebook Marketplace payment scams

Scammers are working to get your money

With listings for everything from clog shoes to cars and cabinets, Facebook marketplace is the hot spot to buy and sell goods online, and scammers know it, and now they’re working on getting your attention and your money.

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – With listings for everything from clog shoes to cars and cabinets, Facebook Marketplace is the hot spot to buy and sell goods online.

Scammers know this, and now they’re working on getting your attention and your money.

Watch the video above for the full story.


About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.