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WARNING: A Facebook friend request almost cost a woman $2,000

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PIEDMONT, NC — A North Carolina woman said she almost was a victim to a $2,000 scam on Facebook.

Now trying to warn others, Cheryl Albrecht, said she is pretty tech-savvy person.

A person she knew, said that all she had to do was send a friend request from a man she’d never met, who the was supposed to let her know how to get a cash prize.

The man asked Albrecht for personal information like where she lived, whether she was married and then asked her to send him $2,000 to claim her prize WGHP reported.

“He still hounded me,” she said. “Literally, ‘Do you want your money? Do you want your money?’”

The Better Business Bureau suspects the Facebook lottery scam is being used to deliver malware onto computers and get your personal information.

“That’s my concern; I didn’t want any more of my former seniors or my current seniors to be finagled out of their hard-earned money,” she said.

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