A woman was scammed of $4,000 by a Facebook friend

Facebook Police said on Wednesday that a Missouri woman was tricked into wiring about $4,000 to someone in England after receiving faked messages from a friend on Facebook asking for help.

According to Sgt. Jason Selzer, Jayne Scherrman of Cape Girardeau wired the money through Western Union after receiving what she believed were several requests for help from her friend.

Selzer also said that police were notified about the scam on Aug. 26. They believe someone took over the Facebook account of a Cape Girardeau County resident, Grace Parry, changed the password so she couldn’t access it and sent out messages saying she and her husband had been detained in London and needed money.

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