Couple loses $15,000 to Facebook Messenger scam

Couple loses $15,000 to Facebook Messenger scam


BRIAN: NEWS 8 ON YOUR SIDE WITH
A RENEWED WARNING ABOUT THE
FACEBOOK MESSENGER SCAM. TODAY, I HAD A HEARTBREAKING
PHONE CONVERSATION WITH A WOMAN
WHO TOLD THAT SHE AND HER
HUSBAND JUST LOST $15,000 IN
THIS SCAM. THE COUPLE DOES NOT WANT TO BE
IDENTIFIED, BUT THEY DID WANT
TO SHARE DETAILS OF HOW THEY
WERE SCAMMED SO THAT OTHERS DO
NOT LOSE THIS KIND OF MONEY. THE SCAM TARGETS THE VICTIM
THROUGH FACEBOOK MESSENGER AND
IT APPEARS TO BE A MESSAGE FROM
SOMEONE YOU KNOW. THE FRIEND TELLS YOU THAT THEY
HAVE JUST COLLECTED A LARGE SUM
OF MONEY THROUGH A GOVERNMENT
GRANT PROGRAM AND IF YOU SEND
SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS, YOU
CAN RECEIVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS. BUT YOUR FRIENDS FACEBOOK
ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED AND THE
MESSAGES ABOUT THE GRANT ARE
ACTUALLY BEING SENT BY A
SCAMMER. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THIS SCAM
BY REMEMBERING THE GOVERNMENT
DOES NOT JUST GRANT MONEY TO
PRIVATE CITIZENS. AND AS I’VE TOLD YOU MANY TIMES
THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, YOU NEVER
HAVE TO PAY MONEY TO GET MON

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