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Facebook’s Marketplace is unquestionably a business success. It hit 1 billion users a month this spring. Facebook says it protects users through a mix of automated systems and human reviews. But internal documents, interviews and law enforcement records reveal how those safeguards fail to protect buyers and sellers from scam listings, fake accounts and violent crime. ProPublica: Marketplace workers often fail to ban obvious scams and listings that violate Facebook's commerce policies. The social media giant's shortcomings in overseeing the service have made it easier for fraudsters to perpetrate a litany of scams.