Terre Haute Mayor Being Impersonated On Facebook

Someone has been impersonating Mayor Duke Bennett on Facebook and asking users for personal information.

Duke Bennett's Facebook

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Mayor Duke Bennett is warning his Facebook friends not to accept suspicious messages that appear to be sent from his account.

A scam artist is impersonating the Terre Haute Mayor on Facebook.

Terre Haute residents are reporting they have they received a message from who they believed to be Mayor Duke Bennett.

The impersonator starts a conversation and then asks the Facebook users for personal information.

WTHI reports Bennett knows about the messages.

Now aware of the scam he posts a warning on his page.

“Someone could put out information that could hurt me politically and hurt you personally, that’s the dangerous part of it I think. It’s extremely too easy to do this thing and we need to find ways to stop it,” adds Mayor Bennett.

One way is to check your privacy settings and make sure they are updated.

Bennett has contacted Facebook to report the impersonator.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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    How about showing content of the fake messages? Or a link to the fake facebook page?

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