GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Local business owners are warning customers of a recent scam alert over the past week where fraudulent accounts are being made on social media. Scammers are posing as local small businesses to try and get your credit card information.

So far at least three local shops are being targeted: 2J’s Fresh Market, Runway Fashion Exchange, and the Purplegold food truck.  

Jenn Thompson, a 2J’s HR and Marketing representative, said the scammers are creating Facebook pages that look strikingly similar to their own. Customers are sent friend requests and later receive a message asking for personal information including credit card numbers.

Thompson said her daughter received a suspicious message from a fake account last week, and immediately knew something was wrong. She says it’s…

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