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WHITE HOUSE, TN (WSMV) – A White House woman says that at least once a week people come to her door to pick up an item they bought on the Facebook marketplace. The problem is, she doesn’t sell the items – it’s a hacker.

It started in February when Michelle Clinard admits she fell for a scam. Unfortunately, this scam resulted in a hacker taking over her Facebook account. When Clinard hears a knock on her front door every week, she knows what to expect.

“It’s awful,” Clinard admitted. “He’s sending people here to my address.”

It’s people looking for either of two things Clinard sold on the Facebook marketplace – Yorkie puppies or a PlayStation 5. The problem is, Clinard isn’t the one selling the puppies or the game console. Instead, she said it was someone who hacked her account months ago.

“Somehow he got my driver’s license,” explains Clinard. “So he’s posting this to confirm he’s Michelle Keith.”

“I’m preparing mentally, preparing for someone to roll into my driveway that afternoon.”

A White House woman says that at least once a week people come to her door to pick up an item they bought on the Facebook marketplace. The problem is, she doesn’t sell the items – it’s a hacker.



Clinard says before people get to her home they deposit hundreds, even thousands, of dollars into Cash App. Clinard believes money is going to the hacker.

“My name means something and they trust that name,” said Clinard.

Clinard said the people in the White House know who she is on Facebook. Her daughter Mary battled cancer for five years and she commented on it on Facebook.

“She passed at 16 and would have turned 21 this year,” commented Clinard.

To help Clinard, News4 called the number associated with the scammer to see why they were doing this. It’s a number they sent her because they told her that if she gives them $ 1,000 they will return their page. Although they didn’t answer our call, they texted News4 saying they would return the page if they got their money.

“As soon as you leave, the doors lock and I close all of my curtains,” explains Clinard. “I’m home alone, my children are at school, my husband works, I’m here.”

News 4 has asked Facebook for a comment and has not received any feedback.

The police are aware of the fraud. Clinard said dozens of people aren’t getting what they pay for police reports filed.

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