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Every trick in the (Face)book: Scammers use social media to swindle money, targeting younger victims


January 19, 2017

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- As communication increases with technology, scams are evolving, increasing in magnitude and allowing con artists to work behind a veil.

Their latest mask? Facebook.

A Detroit Lakes resident nearly fell victim to a Facebook scam on Monday, when she received a friend request from her neighbor—which she thought odd, considering she was already Facebook friends with her neighbor.


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