Gallatin Police wants to alert you about a concerning social media scam.
Police say a number of individuals have had their Facebook pages hacked, with the offenders posing as them and listing items for sale. These fraudulent postings are designed to deceive unsuspecting buyers.
Community members should exercise caution and vigilance when coming across such posts. Before making any purchases, please take the time to thoroughly investigate these listings to confirm their authenticity. Always look for red flags and inconsistencies, and if in doubt, reach out to the individual directly through a trusted means of communication to verify the legitimacy of the sale.
Furthermore, Gallatin Police also strongly advises everyone to prioritize safety by conducting face-to-face transactions in public places when making purchases, especially when dealing with individuals you have not previously met. This simple precaution can help protect you from falling victim to potential scams.
If you encounter any suspicious behavior or have been a victim of a scam, please don’t hesitate to reach out to 615-451-3838.