Woman reports Facebook scheme scammed her out of hundreds

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A woman reports she is a victim of a Facebook scheme that tricked her into giving up about $800.

Posted: Mar. 13, 2019 11:13 PM
Updated: Mar. 14, 2019 9:18 AM

LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A woman in Winston County told deputies she was tricked into giving out almost $800 to Facebook scammers.

She told sheriff's deputies she was recently locked out of her Facebook account.

An email was sent to her with a number to call to fix the account. The people she talked to instructed her to buy Google Pay cards.

Winston County Sheriff Jason Pugh says she realized it was possibly a scam after buying several cards with no results.

Deputies spoke with the alleged scammers on the phone. Pugh says they told deputies, "It's a scam. Catch me if you can."

An investigation has been launched into this matter.

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