P.E.I. woman defrauded thousands from Facebook ‘friend’

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An elderly P.E.I. woman who thought she was chatting with a trusted friend on Facebook messenger has been defrauded thousands of dollars.

The fraudster had created a clone profile from the woman’s list of Facebook friends according to Summerside Police. The imposter lured the woman into paying him $8,000 after convincing her that she had won a lottery and needed to pay to redeem her prize.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.