Tis’ the season….beware of these scams!
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Cheryl Albrecht says she almost fell victim to a $2,000 scam on Facebook.
It all started when Albrecht, a nutrition director at Randolph County Senior Adults Association, received a friend request from an elderly woman she knew.
The woman claimed to have been awarded money from the federal government.
“She had seen my name on the winners list as well and wanted to know if I’d gotten my money,” Albrecht said.
All Albrecht had to do was send a Facebook friend request to man she’d never met, who supposedly would fill her in on how to get the cash.
So she did and the man asked Albrecht for personal information — like where she lived, whether she was married — then asked her to send him $2,000 to claim her prize.
Knowing it was too good to be true at that point, she did not send…
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