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Mayor warns about reported hacking

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp is warning citizens about a scam that's happening in Lawrence County.

According to a post on the City of Walnut Ridge's Facebook page, someone is reportedly hacking cell phone numbers from area Facebook accounts and sending text messages to the person’s friends.

The message appears to be from the hacked person and tells their friends they have just received a $100,000 to $500,000 grant from the U.S. Government.

The hacker says the grant is for underprivileged and elderly people who have paid their taxes on time for years.

Mayor Snapp said there are no grants like this and advises residents to never send money, or cashier’s checks, to pay for grants in advance. 

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