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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