Zebulon woman issues warning after Facebook Marketplace jewelry ripoff

Zebulon woman issues warning after Facebook Marketplace jewelry ripoff


THAT STARTS AT 6 PM. WE WILL CARRY IT LIVE WHEN IT HAPPENS. SOME PEOPLE REACHED OUT WITH COMPLAINTS THAT A WOMAN ON FACEBOOK SOLD THEM COSTUME JEWELRY THAT WAS ADVERTISED AS EXPENSIVE. WE DID SOME DIGGING INTO THIS WOMAN’S HISTORY AND WE HAVE TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID THEM WHEN YOU SHOP ONLINE. $170. THAT IS HOW MUCH MONEY STEPHANIE SAID HER NEIGHBOR LOST BY BUYING AN EXPENSIVE PIECE OF JEWELRY. BY ALL ACCOUNTS IT DOES LOOK LIKE AN EXPENSIVE RING, THE PROBLEM IS IT IS FAKE. HER FRIEND FOUND THAT OUT WHEN SHE HAD IT APPRAISED. HE SAID ROUGHLY $20 IF THAT. HE SAID IT WAS REALLY JUST COSTUME JEWELRY AND HE WOULD GIVE HER ANYTHING FOR IT. AND SHE SAID HER FRIEND BOUGHT THE RING FROM A WOMAN ON FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE. I TOLD HER SHE SHOULD ASK THE PERSON IF THEY WOULD DO THE RIGHT THING AND GIVE HER HER MONEY BACK. THE SELLER AGREED. SHE WENT WITH HER TO THE SELLERS APARTMENT BUT NO ONE WAS HOME. I ALSO WENT THERE AND WAS TOLD THE WOMAN WAS RECENTLY EVICT IT. FIRST OFF, SHE WAS SCAMMED AND THEN THE PERSON WAS SO HEARTLESS THEY TOLD HER THEY WOULD REFUNDED AND HAD HER DRIVE ALL THE WAY BACK OUT HERE. PLEASE SAVE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME A FRAUD CASE HAS BEEN LINKED TO THE SELLER. A POLICE REPORT SHOWS SHE HAD OBTAINED MONEY THROUGH FALSE PRETENSES AND SHE HAD CIVIL SUITS FILED AGAINST HER. IT IS A BUYER BEWARE SITUATION. MAKING DEALS ONLINE CAN BE RISKY. I HAD AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE MESSAGE ME AND SAID THEY HAD BEEN VICTIMS TOO. IT BACK TO YOU. POLICE SAY BEFORE YOU BUY, MAKE SURE YOU CHECK OUT THE SELLERS REVIEWS AND ASK ABOUT CERTIFICATION ON THE ITEMS YOU WANT TO BUY.

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