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Facebook Friend Request Nearly Cost This Woman Thousands Of Dollars

30/12/2014 12:22 GMT | Updated 30/12/2014 12:59 GMT

Think Facebook is free of internet scams? Well sadly while you won't be getting spam emails, Facebook scams are altogether a lot more sinister.

Cheryl Albrecht nearly became the victim of one of these scams after she received what she thought was a perfectly innocent friend request.

When she accepted the person then told her she'd won a local competition and that a friend would be in contact shortly.

By now you can probably see where this is heading and indeed, that 'friend' did want all her bank details. It might not have come from an email, but spam is still as prevalent as it ever was.