A Floyd County man reported he was swindled out of $1,000 by someone claiming they were “a friend he went to school with” on Facebook, reports stated.

According to Rome police reports:

The complainant stated he was contacted via Facebook by a friend named “Chris” who requested financial assistance in buying a plane ticket home after being robbed at gunpoint in London.

The “friend” stated he would pay loan back after coming home, and the complainant wired him $1,000 via Western Union on March 11.

The report did not specifically state why the complainant felt he had been defrauded.

RNT