Pike County, IL Sheriff Warns of Facebook Scam
Law enforcement officials in Pike County, Illinois warn of a new Facebook scam.
According to Sheriff Paul Petty, scam artists are cloning Facebook accounts and messaging people on your friends list.
A local resident told authorities Monday that she was contacted by someone she believed to be a Facebook friend.
The supposed friend told the victim her name was on a published list to receive money and other benefits through the Federal Government Department of Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board and the Department of Health and Human Services.
As a result, the victim sent money to an address in California.
Law enforcement authorities in California and the Illinois Attorney General’s office have been contacted about the scam.