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12/12/2022

Scammers banking on you sharing that heartbreaking Facebook post

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Be careful what you share. The Better Business Bureau warns that scams in local buy-and-sell Facebook groups are on the rise and the scammers are banking on you sharing their fake posts, which are usually heartbreaking. 

The posts are attention-grabbing and often pull at your heart strings. We at 3NEWS have seen the scam posts, including one that asked users to share to help find the parents of an injured, hospitalized child. 

You want to help, so you share the post to your timeline. But after you share, the post turns into a deceptive rental ad or a survey that guarantees a cash payout-- all scams to try and get your hard earned money, the BBB said.  

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