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ISIS allegedly used Facebook in bid to scam people desperate for face masks

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ISIS allegedly used Facebook in bid to scam people desperate for face masksIn mid-March, as the first shelter-in-place orders were issued across the U.S. and desperate public health officials scrounged for medical grade face masks, an online store by the name of FaceMaskCenter.com offered hope. Despite the global shortage, it claimed to have hundreds of thousands of FDA-approved N95 masks, and would be delighted to sell them to businesses in need. 

Unfortunately, as the Department of Justice alleged on Thursday, FaceMaskCenter.com was in fact a scam. Not only were the masks it listed for sale not FDA approved, but according to the DOJ the entire operation was run by a known “ISIS facilitator” by the name of Murat Cakar. That’s right, ISIS got in on the face mask grift.    Read more…

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