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I found a terrifying Facebook message that STANDS your money – check your DMs now

FACEBOOK users are warned about a dangerous message that could ruin your bank account.

Anyone could get caught by the devastating letter — and potentially see scammers run away with your money.

A TikTok star warns of a dangerous Facebook scam

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A TikTok star warns of a dangerous Facebook scamPhoto credit: TikTok @davidregalado_fw / Facebook

Billions of people use Facebook every month, making it a breeding ground for scammers.

Now, TikTok star @davidregalado_fw has issued an urgent warning about Facebook Marketplace scams that are easy to fall for.

Crooks use sneaky social engineering to trick you into sending you possessions – or even money.

David warned, “I saw a guy with camera gear fall for it on TikTok.”

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First, a scammer might contact you and ask you for a product.

But instead of contacting you through Facebook Marketplace, they send you a personal message through the Facebook Messenger app.

Then they will ask you if you accept cell payments – cell is a popular payment app.

If you agree to this, you will receive a scam email that looks like you have been paid.

But no money was actually sent.

This means you end up shipping an item without actually receiving any payment.

The scam can also work in reverse, where the crook can send you a scam email stating that your payment for an item was not accepted.

This is an attempt to trick you into repeating the payment.

Never respond to these scam messages.

Instead, keep communications within the official Facebook Marketplace channels and don’t be tricked into paying using suspicious methods.

Always use caution when buying or selling products online.

Facebook has its own systems that allow you to make purchases through the app.

You can use a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account to purchase Marketplace items.

“Don’t transfer money directly to a seller’s bank account,” warns Facebook, which is owned by Meta.

“Instead, offer to use a secure person-to-person payment site like PayPal or send and receive money in Messenger.

“If you choose to pay electronically via wire transfer or money order, avoid payment links and sign up directly through the payment method’s website.

“If you see any signs of suspicious activity, discontinue the transaction immediately, report the listing or person, and call local authorities if necessary.”

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