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Grandma uses Facebook to confirm scam

Ocala, Fla. -- A 75-year-old Florida woman said she used Facebook to discover a man claiming to be her grandson and asking for money was actually a scammer.

Dolores Langley, 75, of Ocala, said she received a call from a man who claimed to be her grandson and told her he has been arrested in Canada with 2 ounces of marijuana in his vehicle, the Ocala Star-Banner reported Thursday.

Langley said she spoke with a second man who claimed to be a Canadian police officer and told her she would need to send a $5,050 money gram through Walmart to post bail.

However, Langley said the man sent up a "big red flag" when he told her to send the money to Haiti.