By District Attorney Summer Stephan
Facebook is a platform where you can seemingly get it all: updates about your friends, cute baby pics, news stories or romantic dates. But its marketplace, where people go to quickly buy and sell merchandise, is also a place fraught with scams. One billion users buy and sell goods on Facebook Marketplace each month. Unfortunately, like with most things in life, there are bad actors ready to take advantage of a technology for their own financial gain. Scams are an unfortunate reality on any selling platform. Oftentimes the scam is one we’ve seen before but made new using this new service.
The Oceanside Chamber was recognized with a Special Merit for website excellence at the 2022 Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) conference. The annual conference, which occurred the first week of February, provides Chamber professionals educational opportunities through quality programs and speakers designed to increase skills and overall knowledge of the chamber industry. Chamber CEO, Scott Ashton, and Workforce Development Coordinator, Victoria Carlborg, attended the 3-day event.