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Everyone knows that when you put information out on the internet, it's not no longer private. I just wanted to send a warning to everyone that uses Facebook. Yesterday I was on Facebook and received a chat from a friend. It was from someone that I am "friends" with, but not really friends in real life. Seeing that this person was out of the blue chatting with me, I immediately was suspicious.
Her status was changed to something along the lines of I'm in trouble. I asked her what was up, and she told me that she had been robbed at gun point in London. Someone stole her ID, wallet, money, etc and that she was stuck in the embassy and needed money to get back to the US. Luckily, I check people's updates on my iphone and saw that she had been talking about going to the inauguration for a few days prior to this. No mention of going to London.
When this person said they needed money, I knew it was a scam. I had the AIM for this person and messaged her on there. She responded and tried to login to her Facebook account. The hacker had changed her password so she could no longer log in. I played along with the hacker and told them that I'd wire them money if they gave me their address in London. The idiot gave me their address which I sent to my friend to report to Facebook. After warning my friend, I put a message on her wall saying that her account had been hacked and not to listen to any chats. I was immediately de-friended. When I checked back today, the account has been closed. Luckily, I think we stopped this person before they could scam people out of sending money. I just wanted to warn people to look out for things like this.
Wow, that is just scary, but not unbelievable in the least. I think that the worse the global economy gets the more of these types of things that you will see happen. That was very quick thinking on your part though, and I too would advise your friend to check her credit report!