Police: Local woman falls for Facebook scam

A Center Grove area woman sent $1,000 to Nigeria in what police are calling a scam.

The 61-year-old woman recently joined Facebook and believed she had won an online lottery, according to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

A man who said he was a federal agent contacted the woman to say she won $150,000 and needed to send a $1,000 money order to a location in Nigeria before she would receive her winnings, the report said.

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