Internet scammers impersonate U.S. envoy to Lebanon

April 8, 2015 5:03 PM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Internet scammers pretending to be the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon have tried to con Lebanese people out of money using social media, promising them a United Nations job in return for sending funds, the U.S. embassy said on Wednesday.

In a statement entitled "The Ambassador Does Not Want Your Money" the embassy warned the scammers had contacted people on social media inviting them to connect with Ambassador David Hale.

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