Tony Bing’s attempt to sell his car quickly turned strange, after he began receiving messages from a site he’d never placed an ad.
Your playlist will load after this ad
When Tony saw a surge of interest in his listing, he discovered something untoward on Facebook Market.
Source: Seven Sharp
He had put his BMW on Trade Me for $15,000. Initially, there wasn’t too much interest.
Then suddenly the messages started flooding in.
“[There were] people wanting to come and look at the car. Did I still have it? ‘I’ll be round in half an hour to see it’,” Bing told Seven Sharp.
“Everyone’s really keen to look at this car all of a sudden. And then someone said, ‘Is the price still reduced to $6000?’.”
Investigating, Bing discovered something untoward on Facebook Market.
His Trade Me ad had been duplicated and added to Facebook – with the price reduced