Woman loses $1,000 answering Facebook message from her 'friend'

Rocky Mount woman loses $1,000 answering Facebook message from her 'friend'

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Key Facts

  • ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- Scammers are impersonating your friends and government officials on social media -- all to get your money.
  • Curiosity got Belcher's attention, so she responded to the message and was referred to a Facebook page that claims to give free government grants.
  • "I kept going on and on until, finally, I was like OK, enough is enough $1,000 is a lot of money to be giving away."
  • When she never got the grant money, Belcher eventually realized it was all a scam.

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