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ORO VALLEY, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Residents in Oro Valley are being warned about a potential scam, after several residents have already fallen victim.

One such victim, a 74-year-old woman is out $28,000, money she may never get back.

Oro Valley Police say it all began with a Facebook post, one from a person the victim thought was a friend, back in December. 

The post stated the victim and her friend had won $150,000 and all they had to do was pay the taxes on it, according to OVPD the amount was $20,000 and the two would get the check within three to four days.  Police stated the suspect told the victim the tax money was needed up front and that in addition to the taxes there were also several fees.  After more than 80 pages of exchanges between the victim and the suspect, investigators say the victim paid out the money but when it came to delivery of the check it never came. 

According to OVPD the suspect stated the FedEx truck delivering the check had crashed and posted a photo of the accident, which turned out to be a fake post.  OVPD investigators found the same photo after a simple internet search. 

"Unfortunately during this process our victim also provided some other additional personal information, so now the suspect has tried to get home loans and tried to open credit card accounts," stated Oro Valley Police Lt. Kara Riley. 

At this time OVPD are investigating several leads on this case and are reminding residents of online scams.  If it sounds too good to be true – it probably is.  And remember to never give out a social security number or bank account information to anyone unless it has been verified as a legitimate business.

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