As COVID-19 and social unrest keep their grip on the world, scammy social media sellers seem to keep multiplying, hoping to capitalize on product shortages, people shopping from home, and people looking to support important causes. In particular, Facebook and Instagram are teeming with storefronts with strange names and spectacular sales. As the saying goes, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Here’s how to spot them.
Facebook memories reminded me of conversation I had last year at Grand Central Terminal while visiting New York City with my then-one-year-old daughter. We had some time to kill, so we walked to the upper level platform to see how many trains were sitting idle in the station. While doing so, I passed a mother holding her toddler son.