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New Facebook scam involves your laundry

Last week we warned you about the Publix coupon scam that is going around on Facebook, but this week there's another potential scam you need to be aware of.

This one takes a different approach than some we've seen in the past. It hasn't been confirmed as a scam yet, but we think this new viral post looks pretty suspicious.

It started with a guy from the U.K. who posted about a private sale of appliances that went wrong. The man claimed that he'd listed his washer and dryer for sale, and received a strange response. The man who was interested in purchasing the washer and dryer said he'd like to test them out first, and asked if he could do a load of laundry.

The viral post says the following: "WARNING. This guy was supposed to buy our washer and dryer machine for £150. He wanted to see it working first, and asked if he could do a load of laundry. After he finished, he said, 'let me go get the money,' got in his car, and drove away with his clean clothes."


Naturally, after seeing the post, people began weighing in with their comments and sharing it with their friends. The post went viral as people poked fun at the situation and the man who fell for such a silly prank.

But all of this chatter also sparked another conversation. Many are skeptical of the post's legitimacy, and are warning that there may be more hiding beneath the surface of this post than meets the eye.

Reports from The Telegraph say that different versions of this viral post have recently popped up on Facebook. Each shares the same story, but includes a different photo of the "culprit".

So far, there haven't been any reports of any malicious code detected in the post, but we're still recommending that you play it safe. If you see this post pop up in your news feed, it's best that you don't click on it, "Like" it or share it with your friends.

If you're concerned that other members of your family, or people on your Friends list might encounter this post in their feeds, help us spread this warning. Use the buttons below to share this article and spread the word.

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