Police in the Columbia Valley are once again warning of a common Facebook scam.
The detachment received a report of fraud on Sept. 1, that occurred through Facebook Marketplace.
The complainant had found an item they wanted to buy and sent the seller an e-transfer.
The item was never shipped and the seller’s account was deleted.
You should never send money online unless you are 100 per cent sure of who you’re sending it to.
Police also recommend looking into the seller’s history to see if there are repeat listings for the same items, the length of time the seller has been on the platform or arranging to meet the seller in a public space to exchange the item for the agreed price.