Texas Woman Falls Victim to 'Facebook Powerball Lottery'

Harris County Sheriff's Office investigates after woman lost $750 in fees and taxes to apparent scam.
1:17 | 05/22/14

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Transcript for Texas Woman Falls Victim to 'Facebook Powerball Lottery'
The last few years have been difficult financially for Chris White -- with a friend from work contacted her on FaceBook and said -- won a quarter million dollars in net. He saw her name on a list as winning the same. She thought her luck had finally changed. I just -- on -- 8000 dollars. -- had a friend told her as FaceBook users they were entered into the FaceBook power -- lottery and that yes it was for real. Copyright act -- knowing that that friend told her she needed to contacted administrator to claim her WiMax yeah she did the person -- her congratulations. And said they would deliver her winnings to her doorstep. What she paid fees and taxes first 300 dollars then another 450 Israelis started -- thing. Four and the money. Over the course of the next two days white questioned him he responded with two very official looking documents one with what even appeared to be the seal. Of the president of the United States she sent the money as instructed to a man in South Africa. On Sunday white saw that friend of hers at work who supposedly also one he told her however he had no clue what she was talking about my heart it. Stop I don't know it -- into the ground.

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