When a long-lost friend contacts you via Facebook Messenger, you need to stop and make sure they really are your friend and not a fraudster in disguise who hopes to get you to send them personal information or possibly money.

“Hi, it’s your uncle Bob. I just wanted to tell you there’s this new government grant that you can get more information about, just text me your number and we’ll talk to you about it.”

If you get contacted by someone via Facebook Messenger, whether you know them or not, and they immediately want you to text or email them, and they ask for money or personal information – you’re dealing with a fraudster.

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