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St. John officials warn of Facebook scam

The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is warning residents of an online scam. Source: FOX 8 photo The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is warning residents of an online scam. Source: FOX 8 photo
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office is warning residents of an online scam.

The Facebook scam involves a friend contacting users about a free U.S. government grant. 

The sheriff's office said it is part of a scam that recently popped up in the parish. 

The notification seems to come from a Facebook friend, but the sheriff said the grant is not real. 

The sheriff's office said scammers end up stealing personal information and money from victims. 

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