Picture used to dupe Facebook friend

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – Jean Long of Kettering is Facebook friends with “Debbie” of Dayton.

Someone posing as Jean, even hacking her picture from Debbie’s list, conned money.  Debbie sent a total of $1,700 to an account through Western Union because she thought it was Jean who was asking. Debbie’s Facebook account had been hacked.

Jean feels terrible about it, saying she doesn’t know how anyone can use a picture of someone and pretend to be that person’s Facebook friend.

John North, CEO of the Dayton Better Business Bureau says, people can actually share or steal your pictures and issued a warning we should all heed. Make sure the access to your Facebook page only includes your friends, not friends of friends. If someone is only an acquaintance, don’t friend them.

 

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