INDIANAPOLIS — The United Way of Central Indiana is warning about a scam sent via text message to someone in Indiana.
According to the United Way, the text from “Mega Cash Benefit” or “Mega Cash Award” says the recipient was contacted because of a prize won “during Christmas through Facebook and United Way.”
The scammer then claims the recipient can receive a “significant, six-figure cash award” by sharing personal information and paying a fee to collect their winnings.
The United Way said it does not partner with Facebook to hand out cash prizes to individuals.
The United Way has contacted the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office, the Better Business Bureau of Central Indiana, and the Indiana Attorney General’s Office about the scam.
If you are a victim of a scam, report it to the Better Business Bureau at (317) 488-2222 and the Indiana Attorney General’s office, Consumer Protection Division at (317) 232-6330.