This Facebook scam is doing the rounds, don't fall for it 5 years ago

This Facebook scam is doing the rounds, don't fall for it

Be vigilant.

There's a Facebook scam doing the rounds that targets users' PayPal accounts, with police warning people to be careful.

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The scam takes place when your friends have their accounts hacked and you get a private message such as...

"Hiya hun, is there any chance you have a PayPal account and can do me a small favour, will not cost you and will pay you..x

"I sold something online and need you to receive the payments then withdraw and bank transfer to me, will pay you xx."

The message appear to be real, especially given the fact that they come to a person's private messages.

A police spokesman said: "They are notoriously very difficult to find where they originated from and when your PayPal or other account is hacked can be very costly.

"Please take care and never divulge your personal details online."