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Message from friend turns out to be scam

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police were called to an apartment on Thursday on a suspected case of fraud.

According to an incident report, the victim said he received a message from someone he thought was a friend.

The message said that there was a government grant that he could get, but he needed to send money to qualify.

The victim sent the suspect a picture of a $100 iTunes gift card.

He later felt uneasy about the transaction and worried it might be a hoax.

He looked up the phone number online from the messenger and figured out it was a scam.

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