Recently a flood of activity has emerged regarding the free classifieds marketplaces on Facebook Buy/Sell/Trade Groups. Thousands of groups have proliferated and it is difficult for loss prevention, or brand protection investigators to contain and monitor these groups for stolen products or counterfeit products.
The interface is rather limited in what can be investigated. About the only thing that’s available is to hover over the seller’s contact and you can see what else that person is selling.
WIST has a powerful capability to quickly and easily download all buy / sell group content for investigation. Recent benchmark tests show that WIST can download 300 posts per minute from a Buy/Sell Group page. It can help answer critical questions for investigators that are currently lacking in the Facebook interface:
- Who are the high volume sellers of the group?
- Are any of the items new condition or new with tag?