Tips to avoid getting scammed on Facebook Marketplace

It’s that time of year -- when yard sales and flea markets spring up, or at least they used to.

Nowadays, much of that secondhand selling has moved online year-round to sites like Facebook Marketplace.

Though you might get a good deal using social media, you can also get scammed.

>> In the video at the top of the page, the safety steps you need to take before you meet up to finalize an online sale.

(WATCH BELOW: Scammers stealing from family, friends after hacking your Facebook account; How to protect yourself)