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Woman alerts MPD to identity theft through Facebook, online accounts

MADISON (WKOW) -- A west Madison woman reported to police on Thursday about an apparent hacking of her personal computer.

The 53-year-old said someone stole her identity by accessing her financial records, changing her email, and logging into her Facebook account.

The victim said the hacker sent a message to her Facebook friends that she had been mugged in London, asking them to send her money.  The message gave a phone number and address to accommodate the transfer of funds.

The victim does not believe the hacker was able to get any funds from her financial accounts, according to a news release on Friday from Madison Police.

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