PSNI warns of £70k scam attempt via Facebook

Scam alert
Scam alert

Police have issued an alert after an attempt to scam a Co Armagh farmer of £70k via Facebook.

It is understood the elaborate scam happened over the social media giants messaging service.

A PSNI inspector in Portadown said: "One of our Farmwatch members reports getting a message through Facebook messenger from a friend that he was entitled to receive £70,000 after filling in a form.

"The friends account was hacked.

"This was an attempt to obtain private and possibly banking details.

"This is a perfect example of a SCAM. Please share this message with others," said the inspector.