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WCSO Warns Citizens of Facebook Grant Scam

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The WCSO wants to warn citizens about a scam that has been reported three times within a week’s time.  All the complainants advised they received a message on Facebook advising they were approved for a $50,000 grant and would need to send money to obtain the grant.  Unfortunately some of the complainants have become victims by sending money up front in order to get the grant.  On all three accounts the complainants Facebook page was hacked. 

 

If you are contacted by an individual through Facebook requesting money, the Sheriff’s Office advises citizens to not engage with individuals who are unknown to you and are requesting money, do not send money and do not give out any personal information.