From CNET News.com: A relatively new Facebook scam has been surfacing in which a user's account is hacked and then used to send messages of alarm to get the user's friends to send money.
Hacking into Web accounts and stealing passwords aren't new. But combining those techniques with the trusted network of friends and acquaintances and broad distribution that the most popular online social network provides is causing some concern.
Colorado Facebook user Donna Lu Gamberg told CBS station KCNC-TV that after refusing to get on Facebook she eventually joined only to have her account stolen by someone who tried to get money out of her friends. "It was a creepy feeling, and that's the first time that kind of incident happened to me," Gamberg said.
Fortunately, Gamberg figured it out and notified Facebook before any friends got duped out of money. But others have not been so lucky.
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