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Published: Thursday, November 07, 2019 @ 1:04 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
DAYTON — The Better Business Bureau is warning the public of scammers that have recently turned to Facebook.
Scammers will hack into people’s Facebook accounts and message their friends and family claiming that they’re eligible for grants. They’re then asked to send in a small amount of money via wire or prepaid gift card to receive their winnings.
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According to a BBB Scam Tracker report, a Springfield woman lost $2,000 in a Facebook grant scam. The scammer, posing as the woman’s pastor’s wife, told her she was eligible for a $150,000 grant but would have to pay $2,000 up front via gift cards.
When the woman reached out to her pastor’s wife, she didn’t know anything about the grant.