If you’re selling things on places like Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, you could be targeted as a potential victim of identity theft.
WAAY 31 dug into a scam involving a Google Voice account and how it’s tied to identity theft. Omekia McNeal said that she’s been contacted five times this month from someone playing the role of a concerned customer.
Scammers are using Google Voice to target sellers
In reality, she said, they were trying to scam her.
“One of them was telling me, you know, there’s a lot of scams and different things going on, on the internet, and they just wanted to make sure I was real,” she said.
McNeal said she was messaging people she thought were potential customers on Facebook Marketplace, but they were actually scammers. She said they kept trying to confirm she was real by sending her a code through Google Voice.
“They kept saying, ‘Well, for me, to make me feel…