Facebook Groups buy and sell pages turning into a den for thieves

Earlier this year Facebook turned on some new features within Groups to facilitate buy and sell activities similar to a community bulletin board site like Craigslist.  Police warn that these Groups provide an opportunity for burglars and thieves to fence their stolen property. For example, in Hazelwood, MO police caught someone on a Facebook buy / sell group selling a Kindle that was stolen from a home.  And in Lewisville, TX, a woman’s home was burglarized and she is searching Facebook to find her stolen belongings.

Even ISIS is getting in on this illicit activity, selling artifacts on Facebook buy / sell groups that were plundered from their raids on religious sites in the Middle East.

To find your city or county’s Facebook Group, just search for “(your city) buy sell site:facebook.com”.