Facebook users beware: This scam is NOT going to make you rich

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Scammers promise innocent victims big bucks via Facebook (KTRK)

A warning for Facebook users. A scam promises people big bucks, then dupes them out of cash instead.

Suzette Ganaway was thrilled to open a Facebook message telling her she won half a million dollars.

The scammer had her full name, address, e-mail and phone number, and promised the check would be delivered by FedEx.

But when a man claiming to work for FedEx asked for a $350 processing fee, that's when Ganaway became suspicious.

"It actually looks legit if you don't know any different," she said. "I thought I was waking up rich tomorrow."

When asked for comment, Facebook would only say "they have a dedicated team and automated system to help detect and block these kinds of scams."

Fortunately Ganaway didn't fall for it.
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