How Facebook Sellers Trick Women to Make Millions

Get Access to Support, Benefits, and Resources for Single Parents. Join the SPAOA Community for FREE!

Some things seem too good to be true, and for countless women casually shopping on Facebook, they did not get what they bargained for.
If you’re active on Facebook, you have probably seen advertisements on the news feed and sidebar boasting unbelievably low prices for the latest and greatest designers’ clothing. You see a gorgeous dress that you’ve always wanted, and since funds are tight, you haven’t been able to get it - but now’s your opportunity. However, it’s from a site you’ve never even heard of. So, you check it out. It’s an active page, and you see little-to-no complaints with reputable pictures, so you give it a shot. 
Unfortunately, if and when your product ever arrives, it’s unlikely to be anything like what you saw in the pictures. All these sellers, such as SammyDress, DressLily, RoseGal, RoseWe, etc. are all linked to one Chinese e-commerce company that has accrued more than $200 million in sales since 2014, according to BuzzFeed.
Facebook has essentially relieved itself of any responsibility in this regard, with an online content and marketing consultant in Calgary stating, “We don’t really have anything to do with our advertisers as long as they’re following our policies.”
So, as long as advertisers are following the predesignated rules for advertisements, Facebook doesn’t do anything about it. Let alone the fact that Facebook is not responsible for anything that happens once the user leaves the official Facebook page, which is where most of the fraudulent activity occurs.
It’s an intricate game the advertisers play with Facebook, too. They often delete negative comments from the page, so all you see is the pristine minority who may be satisfied with the products they have received. On top of this, some have been known to leave bogus contact information for customer support, leading customers looking for a refund or exchange on a wild goose chase through disconnected lines and language barriers.
Next time you see a deal on Facebook that seems too good to be true, because it probably is. You’ll save yourself a good amount of money and the headache that’s associated with the return process. This system is unfortunately difficult to stop, so you can expect to see frauds like these continue  to pop up on your news feed. Luckily, now you know to keep an eye out for these when they appear.

By: Alecia Stanton

Get Access to Support, Benefits, and Resources for Single Parents. Join the SPAOA Community for FREE!


Trending News & Information