Cochise County Sheriff Warns Of Facebook Scam

The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public about a Facebook scam that has recently surfaced. The Office says it has received several calls regarding a new scam via Facebook.

According to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, the callers report that they received a message on their account that appears to come from someone they know and who is on their friend list (but is not their friend), advising that they are being offered a grant in any amount up to $500,000.

The potential victim is advised to call a phone number if they are interested because they are eligible for the award. Once the potential victim calls the number, they are advised to go to Walmart and purchase gift cards or Moneypak cards to cover deliver, insurance, and tax fees for the grant.

One person lost $500.00 in this scam, according to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.

4 Comments on "Cochise County Sheriff Warns Of Facebook Scam"

  1. Is anyone really that stupid?

  2. borderbill (a NIMBY/BANANA) | March 12, 2018 at 2:57 pm | Reply

    Hard to believe how many people have anything to do with farcebook. Please reserve its use for (silly) teenage girls. If you wanna meet or talk to someone go to a bar-That’s what God made ’em for.

  3. I was scammed I responded to buy now and save! I never saved, I was always buying to save!

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