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Falls woman out $2,100 in Facebook stock scam

NIAGARA FALLS – An Elmwood Avenue woman got an offer too good to be true Thursday – shares of Internet giant Facebook at substantially reduced prices.

Police said the woman assumed the offer came from a trusted friend and followed through on a request to wire $700 to an address in Kentucky to complete the purchase. She followed through on another request for $800 more, police said, but became suspcicious after wiring an additional $600 Saturday.

Police said the friend’s Facebook account had been hacked and the offer was a scam.

The victim, who was fleeced of $2,100, was advised to hang onto records of the transactions. An investigation is underway.