Facebook Powerball Scam Hits Walton County

Someone is sending messages to people's personal Facebook pages, telling them they've won the Facebook Powerball.

The message instructs the potential victim to wire a check for $1,000 or more, using Western Union.

It also asks for their home address, e-mail address, telephone number and birth date.

Of course there is no such thing as Facebook Powerball.

"From my experience when I start seeing scams like this usually you get more and more victims that come forward, because it is not usually one person they target, they solicit a whole series of people,” said Investigator John Glenister. “I anticipate I will be getting more cases involving the Facebook Powerball lottery scam."

Sheriff's officials say two people have fallen for the scam.

One sent the $1,000 dollar check and the other sent their personal information.

Deputies are still investigating.


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