NZ: Woman charged for selling same item 47 times

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Facebook Marketplace scam: Masterton woman charged after tool sold 47 times, never delivered - NZ Herald

Facebook Marketplace scam: Masterton woman charged after tool sold 47 times, never delivered​


12 Aug, 2021 10:55 AM
By: Georgina Campbell


A Masterton woman has been arrested after she allegedly sold a multi-tool 47 times over two weeks on Facebook Marketplace and never provided the product.

Police were alerted to the scam when they received a report from a member of the public who purchased a multi-tool on the social media site for $95, but never received it.

Senior Sergeant Ian Osland said Wairarapa police reviewed several bank statements in their investigation.

They allege the woman had sold the multi-tool 47 times over a 13-day period.

"Police, were particularly concerned over the number of people who fell victim to the scam and did not report it to police", Osland said

"Many people choose not to out of embarrassment at being deceived, however they should be assured that police will take any report seriously."

The 32-year-old woman will appear in Masterton District Court on August 19 in relation to the scam as well as shoplifting offences.
 
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