A disabled 36-year old man in Murfreesboro called the police after he was scammed over FaceBook.
The victim says that he was contacted on messenger and the culprit told him that he had been approved for a grant. The victim told the authorities that he paid what he thought were IRS and UPS fees in order to receive the money.
According to the official crime report, the victim sent a total of four payments via MoneyGram to a subject in Dubai. The fictitious fees cost the victim over $1,500.
At this point, no progress has been made on the case.
MPD Incident 16-14509