I don’t want to limit this scam going around just on Poshmark, this is something that I am sure all online market retailers are doing so be careful! Poshmark is well aware of what’s going on, so they are working tremendously hard on protecting their users, but of course those scammers exist and their soul purpose is to scam anyone and everyone.
Here’s what an example will look like:
They typically go for higher end items, and will put their email on the comment section broken up. If you see the comment in your notifications but don’t see it on the listing, it’s because Poshmark has already banned the comment so other people aren’t getting tricked. The system is doing its job to remove the violators from the platform. Some of them are breaking up the email to keep from getting their email removed but make sure to report them IMMEDIATELY!!
Now I am not saying anyone who chooses to communicate with you offline is a scammer, but they shouldn’t be taking anything offline, period. Taking transactions offline is against Poshmark rules, and you shouldn’t be doing that anyway. Now this is an even more of a reason to ignore those requests!
Also, trading. Trading is such an open market for scammers. People willingly give their expensive items away and entrusting someone to send what they think they’re getting back. Very rarely do I ever see someone trade something of fair value, but mostly, I’ve heard just terrible horror stories. If you want more info on trading, see here.
SELLER BEWARE!! I don’t want anyone falling for these and trust me, just keep the sale on the platform! Have you experienced any of these happening on your listings??