Facebook Marketplace Buyers Protection
The Facebook Marketplace allows buyers and sellers to report fraudulent behavior, and you can use the “Report fraud” button to file a claim. This feature will prevent you from buying a faulty or non-delivered item from a shady seller. Alternatively, you can contact Facebook’s help center to file a complaint. There are no buyer protection policies available on the Facebook Marketplace, but it is as safe as any other peer-to-peer resale site.
While buying on Facebook Marketplace, you should be aware that there are several ways to scam you. For one thing, don’t buy a broken item unless you can test it first. It’s always better to avoid scammers than to pay for something that isn’t working. Some items may be eligible for Purchase Protection, which means that if you purchase a product on Facebook, you can request that the seller refund your money if the seller can’t deliver it. You should also avoid making a deal over the phone or through the website because you never know when a scammer will pop up and take your money.
Another way to protect yourself from scammers is to avoid making payments through Facebook Marketplace. Some sellers will attempt to fool you into believing you paid more than you did for it. This tactic can make it look like you’ve made a mistake by charging you more than you should. The best way to avoid this is to narrow down your search to local pick-up and meet the seller in person before making a payment. You should also ask for a tracking number and pay using a Facebook-supported payment method.