Police warning Facebook users of new scam

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MOORHEAD (Valley News Live) The Moorhead police are warning Facebook users about a new scam that's been circulating inbox messages.

Scammers are posting as an individual's friend on Facebook and sending them messages about a "Federal Government Empowerment Money Program."

Scammers will say they have received a large amount of money from the program after sending in a small “transaction” fee.

The scammer also sends a form requesting personal and financial information. Individuals are more likely to fall for this scam because it’s coming from a friend.

These scammers are after personal and account information.

If you receive a message about this program, do not respond immediately report the message to Facebook through the report button at the top of the message and then block the person.

Also make sure you never click on suspicious links.