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Church members victims of online scam

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AUSTELL, Ga. -

Members of an Austell church received an online message from their pastor asking for money for a church project, and it turned out to be a scam.

Olivia Burton, a longtime member of Word of Faith Church, received a friend request from her pastor. Included in the friend request was a message asking Burton to donate $3,000 to an orphanage.

Someone had copied her pastor’s likeness and created a new Facebook account.

Burton called her church and they confirmed they had received several complaints about the Facebook imposter.

Burton tells FOX 5 she hopes to spread the word before someone less aware finds themselves out thousands of dollars.

“I think that is a sick sick person,” said Burton.

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