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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Scammers Are At Work - Remember if its Sounds to Good To be true probably is

BEDFORD - MARCH 22, 2023 - The Bedford Police Department has been alerted to multiple online scams happening on Facebook and other social media sites by members of the community. Scammers, who have been able to take control of actual people’s social media accounts and impersonate them, will make posts offering to give away money out of “generosity” or as a reward for “winning” some type of game or contest. Scammers will then contact those who interact with the posts and tell them they have “won” but must first send money to them through services like PayPal, Venmo, or Cashapp to “claim” their prize.


Additionally, the scammers will use real photos and even videos of the people they are posing as to convince the victim to go through with the scam. These real photos and videos have often been obtained through previous scams that those actual people have fallen victim to themselves. The Bedford Police Department encourages citizens to remain vigilant and be careful about where and to whom you send money online. If you or someone that you know has been a victim of an online scam, you can report it to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at https://www.ic3.gov/


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