Suspects behind the scam have posed as a “friend” on Facebook of people the victims of this scam are already friends with. The suspects persuade the victims to call a phone number to claim a $100,000.00 prize. After contacting the phone number, the victims were persuaded to send lump sums of thousands of dollars to pay for handling, processing, and taxes prior to the delivery of their cash prize. The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents that there is no such prize and that this is a scam. The investigation into this scam is continuing.