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Facebook scam tricks you out of hundreds of dollars

Facebook scam tricks you out of hundreds of dollars

Picture this: you're going about your day, working, grabbing coffee, getting stuck in traffic, the usual. Then suddenly you get an alert on your phone.

It's a friend request from Facebook. You perk up when you see it's your distant cousin who wants to reconnect! But then the confusion sets in. You were already Facebook friends, right?

You start wondering, "Did she delete her account and create a new one? Did she unfriend me for some reason and wants to reconnect?"

But another question comes to mind if you're a regular Komando.com reader. "Is this really her?" You better think twice before pressing the "Confirm" button. There's a new Facebook scam spreading around the world and it could cost you several hundred dollars.

This time, hackers are cloning profiles on people's friend lists in an effort to obtain your personal information and tricking you into giving them money. They either contact you with a new friend request from someone you are already connected to or message you using Facebook Messenger so you think it's legitimate.

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