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LOCAL SCAM ALERT: Fairfax Park Authority Warns Community About Fake Facebook Page

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) is warning the community about a Facebook page that uses the FCPA logo and a misspelled version of Fairfax County to friend request and message people telling them that they have won a prize. The recipient is asked to click on the link to claim the prize. THIS IS A SCAM.

If you look closely at the message from the scammer the Facebook page says Fairfax COUNTRY, not County.

“Please be aware that the person is using a logo and photos from FCPA but is NOT affiliated with FCPA or Fairfax County. FCPA and Fairfax County will never friend request you or send you prize information via Facebook message. Please stay alert and do not fall victim to this scam,” says the Fairfax County web page.

For more information contact the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.

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Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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