BBB warns of scam targeting online sellers


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — There’s a scam making the rounds locally that the Better Business Bureau wants you to be aware of.

“Scammers never rest, they’re constantly looking for the next thing,” Better Business Bureau State Director Jessie Schmidt said.

Scammers are currently targeting younger sellers on platforms like TikTok and Facebook Marketplace using the Google Voice Verification scam.

“It has an answering system to it, so it says this person is using Google Voice, if you have business with them, press this,” Schmidt said.

They want you to share your Google Voice Verification Code in an attempt to create an account linked to your phone and your contacts.

A scammer targeted Schmidt who was attempting to sell furniture on Facebook Marketplace.

“They say I’m going to send you a link and you need to send me the Google Voice Verification and I said no you can just text me directly or we can stay on here….

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