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Police warn public of recent scam

People being asked to make PayPal payment over social media

Scammers are contacting Manx residents on social media asking them to make a PayPal payment.

The Isle of Man Constabulary is warning victims are receiving messages on Facebook which appears to be from a friend.

The message asks the recipient to accept a PayPal payment on the friend's behalf and then transfer it to a bank account.

However, the message is fake, and is sent to trick the victim into sending their own money.

Officers are advising anyone who receives such a message to contact the sender directly by phone to check the validity of the request, and not to make a payment.

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