Three arrested over Facebook Money scam: Police

Three arrested over Facebook Money scam: Police

Three arrested over Facebook Money scam: Police

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

05 Dec, 2020 | 4:46 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): Three people were arrested in connection with money laundering via the social media platform Facebook, Sri Lanka Police said on Saturday (Dec. 05).

The arrests were made following a joint investigation conducted by Narammala and Nittambuwa police stations.

According to Police, the suspects had hacked into the accounts of Facebook users and messaged the account holder’s friends requesting for money.

Information had come to light, the suspects had obtained the money on the basis of loans for urgent need and transferred to the bank accounts belonging to the suspects.

The three suspects are residents of Nittambuwa.

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