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Dunwoody cops want you to avoid this woman on Facebook

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning Facebook users to be on the lookout for scammers posing as friends or relatives offering "free money" in charity scams.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning Facebook users to be on the lookout for scammers posing as friends or relatives offering "free money" in charity scams.

Credit: Justin Sullivan

Credit: Justin Sullivan

It’s scam season in Dunwoody because Dunwoody is a place where people have devices to communicate with the outside world and it’s always scam season in places where people have devices to communicate with the outside world.

Here’s the latest warning:

“There has been a recent increase in a certain type of fraud in Dunwoody,” the agency posted on Facebook. “Victims are placing items for sale on Facebook. They are soon contacted by an individual (frequently using the name Alekhya Sudula), stating she wishes to purchase the item. The victim eventually provides their bank information so Sudula can transfer the money into the victim’s account. Sudula then transfers ‘too much money’ then requests that the victim send back the difference, sometimes multiple times on one case.”

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Next comes the part where you lose a bunch of money.

Sudula asks for you to square up with her after the “overpayment,” you agree, you lose the money, because the “overpayment” wasn’t real.

To avoid scams like this, police recommend buyers and sellers meet in public, preferably at a place like the Dunwoody Police Department, and trade in cash.

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