NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Lots of folks are selling their old stuff online these days and making some good money doing it. But you know who else is trying to make money through online sales? Scammers!
These scammers are posing as buyers and using old tricks to steal money from unsuspecting sellers. Just about anyone can fall victim to these scams.
These days a lot of people are turning to sites like Facebook Marketplace to get rid of used items that are still in good condition.
NewsChannel 5’s own Rhori Johnston recently tried to sell an old brown leather couch after buying a new one. He soon discovered there are scammers here who don’t want your old stuff, but they’ll use it to steal your money.
“I have been watching your stories for years about these scams and I always shake my head and say, ‘Why do people keep falling for this stuff?'” Johnston told NewsChannel 5 Investigates.
Now he realizes how easy someone can become a victim.
“I got a message from…