Napanee OPP is warning residents of a money fraud that popped up over the holidays. A report came in to the local detachment from someone who had been communicating with a Facebook friend not knowing their account had been hacked. The scam artist convinced the victim to put $3,500 into a bank account owned by the friend and told that once deposited, the victim would receive $300,000 from the federal government as this money had been set aside for disabled workers via a grant. The OPP say that this is indeed a fraud that is an attempt to take your money and that the “inheritance” type frauds are sent in an attempt to ultimately steal your personal information as well. At some point in this fraud you will be asked to provide personal information or to pay “banking fees” to release the fortune. Legitimate estates do not solicit trustees or heirs in this manner and do not promise to carry out the exercise ‘through the back door’.