Facebook ‘friend’ scam warning

Police have warned Riverlanders to beware of a new facebook scam, following reports that friends’ accounts were being hacked and messages sent out requesting money.

Police said the scammer sends a message from a person’s facebook account to their friends asking for $200, and promises to deliver $80,000 in return.

“Once a person contacts the scammer, he then gains access to their Facebook account and their list of friends,” said a police spokesperson.

“Unfortunately, at least one person has fallen victim to this scam.

“Please alert your friends to be wary of this or any other similar scam.”

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