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.”