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Possible Facebook scam reported in Portage

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A Gary man may have been the victim of a Facebook scam, after he tried to pick up a television and laptop computer at Wal-Mart which Portage Police said had been ordered on line with stolen credit card numbers.

According to police, at 7:56 p.m. Tuesday the man went to the Wal-Mart at 6087 U.S. Highway 6 to collect the electronics but an employee determined that the TV had been purchased using a credit card reported stolen from a Wall Township, N.J., resident.

The man—who was listed as “an alternate individual allowed to pick up the items”—for his part advised police that he had been asked by a Facebook friend named “Rosemond” to collect the merchandise and ship them to Ghana in West Africa.

The man further advised that he has been in “constant contact with Rosemond on the Internet and has seen her a couple of times through a web camera,” he “denied knowing anything about the credit cards being stolen,” and stated “that he was a Christian and was trying to help someone in Africa, whom he fell in love with over the Internet.”




Posted 9/6/2012