On August 1, 2016, police received a call from a local citizen who felt they had fallen victim to an online fraud.

The victim indicated he was on Facebook and came across one post that stated “Please share and like this post and have a chance to win $500,000”.

Days later the complainant received a private FB message indicating he was the winner and to send $300USD through Western Union to an address in Texas. Once the money was received the prize money would be sent.

The complainant did this, however felt uneasy afterwards and cancelled the transaction.

Please be cautious sending money online. It shouldn’t cost anything to win something.

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