Beware of the fella on Facebook Marketplace whose merchandise and prices are too good to be true - because they are. His name is Jack Furne and he's ripping people off, $89 at a time.

SEE ALSO:  New Owner Shares Big Plans for Kid Rock's Detroit Mansion 

Facebook Marketplace can be a great place to sell no-longer-wanted items or find a great deal on something you're looking for. But it can also be a playground for people who are looking to make a buck at the expense of others.

Jack Furne's $89 Facebook Rippoff Scheme

WJBK-TV's Rob Wolchek exposed Furne's scam after numerous victims contacted the TV station.

It seems that Furne makes a practice of listing household items like couches for sale on Marketplace for an unbelievably low price of $89. To further entice his victims, Furne even offers free delivery. Because he's been offering such 'hot deals,' he has buyers pay via a cash app. But when it's time to complete the transaction, the seller makes up an excuse for why he didn't show.

Multiple buyers who paid Furne for the same items finally started comparing notes - and discovered that he had been ripping off multiple people.

Rachel tells WJBK that she fell for the scam.

"These aren't big-time CEO tycoons he is screwing over," Rachel said. "These are just people trying to get something for their house, get some furniture for their house."

 

The Plot Thickens

In the video below, you'll learn that Jack Furne isn't even his real name. He's actually John Toye, and he seems to have a long history of misrepresenting himself and not paying people he's been doing business with.

The moral of the story, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. And it's always best to conduct transactions with people you don't know at a local police station or public place in order to minimize your vulnerability.

Seven Michigan Towns on 'America's Safest Cities' List

There are a lot of advantages to living in a small town. Ofthen, they're close-knit communitites where everyone seems to know just about everyone and they often boast of low crime rates.

Seven Michigan Townships made the list of 'America's Top 100 Safest Cities' and we're proud to say that two of them are right here in the immediate area.

The information was compiled by SafeWise, using the latest FBI crime data on violent crimes and property crimes.

While you're at it, check out the 25 safest places to live in Michigan.

This House Has a Commode That's an Ode to Dwight Schrute

This lovely home in Howell, Michigan is beautiful. It's tastefully decorated in a lovely color scheme, there's extensive hardwood flooring, a newly remodeled kitchen, and - wait for it - a bathroom that pays homage to Dwight Schrute.

You're going to like what you see. That's what she said.

$3 Million Michigan Playground Estate with Resort Style Pool & Room for 20 Cars

Cars lovers listen up! For those who love resort-style living, this one is for you! The best part is we are talking about just one home. This Rochester, Michigan home is on the market for $3M and is loaded with extras you could only dream of. Love cars? There's room for 20 of them. Enjoy wine? It has its own wine cellar with a tasting room. Did we mention a pool and backyard area that resembles a 5-star resort? It has that too. Take a look at this masterpiece.