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The Facebook Marketplace sale that was surely a fake

Posted On: Mar. 11, 2021 11:03 AM CST


Move over, grandmom’s old china cabinet, daddy’s coin collection and designer clothes. There’s a new kid in town on the Facebook Marketplace that won’t pass muster: fake car insurance.

Louisiana State Police arrested a 25-year-old Pineville, Louisiana, woman on suspicion of selling fake car insurance policies through Facebook Marketplace, the Rapides Parish, Louisiana, news station KLFY reported Wednesday.

Facing multiple charges including insurance fraud, forgery of certificate of insurance, theft, and advertisements by insurers, Brianna Phillips is accused of selling the fake policies through Safeway Insurance Co. of Louisiana, according to the news report.

Police say they are now looking for more victims of the alleged phony insurance scam.