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Scammer poses as Prince Harry on Facebook to steal $38,000

Scammer poses as Prince Harry on Facebook to steal $38,000

If Prince Harry ever contacts you through Facebook about a contracting job on repairing Buckingham Palace, it's probably not on the level. That's what happened to one Austrian workman who lost the equivalent of about $38,000 in an audacious Facebook scam. From Female First:

A fraudster has conned a man out of £23,000 after he posed as Britain's Prince Harry on Facebook. The conman promised a workman a multi-million pound contract to renovate the parquet floors at Buckingham Palace in London. As part of the deal, he told the floorfitter, who is from Austria, to transfer £23,000 into several UK bank accounts, claiming it was a 'necessary' step in order to set up a British business. However, after transferring the money and not hearing back from the online account with the username Prince Harry, the workman contacted the Austrian police on Friday (14.03.14).

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