Computer question for the gurus

@sallypup (27095)
Moses Lake, Washington
September 25, 2016 11:07am CST
Curious me about hacking issues. I know how a person/entity makes it appear that a bank or paypal has money for you. I get that. But this: a poet gentleman that I kind of know friends me on FB. Fine. Then he messages me. He messages me with Good News. Supposedly my name is on a list .The organization- a part of the government- is giving back money to seniors and the handicapped etc and he supposedly has a hundred thou from it. An agent brought the check to him. My red alert!! went up on reading this. So it looks like a hack to me. Somebody has hacked a message on FB?
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@responsiveme (16215)
• India
25 Sep 16
It happens...I got a mail FB long back from my professor saying she was outside the country and lost her money and wanted me to help her out !!!
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@sallypup (27095)
• Moses Lake, Washington
25 Sep 16
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@amadeo (65835)
• United States
25 Sep 16
I have no experience with this.I hate facebook
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
That has happened more than once. I would not respond and would report it to FB. Maybe contact the man and ask about it if you trust him.
@rebelann (41274)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Sep 16
If a friend pulled that on me I'd be rid of him or her so fast it'd make their heads spin.
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• Eugene, Oregon
25 Sep 16
@rebelann His account may have been hacked and he may have nothing whatsoever to do with the message. This is quite common.
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• India
25 Sep 16
@rebelann his account may have been hacked
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Sep 16
pretty sure FB gets hacked too
@celticeagle (118254)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Sep 16
I have gotten several of these over the last year or so. They seem to first friend request me. I know them but aren't sure if they are already on my list already so I confirm the request. I should go check but figure they are friending me after not being on their list before for whatever reason. Then they send me this message about getting this money like you speak about. I have gotten probable four or five and just send them a message telling them I am not interesting. I think it is mostly computer generated because the replies are almost for batem what was said in the last one. Weird.