A US woman has been stung for $4,000 via a fraudulent Facebook "friend in peril" scam.
Jayne Scherrman, a pediatric dentist from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, wired the money via Western Union to what she thought was her friend Grace Parry in response to requests for help via Facebook. The messages claimed that Grace and her husband had lost everything after being robbed while on holiday in London and requested $600 in order to resolve their difficulties.
In reality, Grace's profile was hijacked by fraudsters. Grace was locked out of her account and unable to warn here online contacts. Her husband posted warning about the scam, the Press Association adds.
That's pretty cuntish. And how would you know? But what was extra cuntish was this:
The crooks decided to bilk the unfortunate Scherrman still further by calling her while posing as UK immigration officials and falsely claiming her friends were in detention and needed money to secure their release.
That's just fucking nasty.
People are cunts. That's why I don't bother having friends.