A week or so ago, I received another friend request from Chester, a person who has been a friend for the last several years. He runs the local SDA foodbank ministry here, which I had volunteered for several years ago to help out once a week. I assumed that he had updated his Facebook page, and added the new one onto my list of friends. Today, I got a message from Chester, saying that he was going to start a grocery business with his NEH money, and would tell me more about it. I had never heard of NEH, but thought he must have sold the property where he has his food ministry, although Chester is in his late 70's and I couldn't imagine why he would want to start up a grocery store. I asked if he had sold the ministry property, and he said no, that he was starting the busines with his NEH money; so this time I asked him what that was. He explained that it was a free grant money that they hand out to people, and he asked me if I had received mine yet. I said that I didn't think there was any reason I would be getting any kind of grant money (since I don't have a ministry, or even a business of any kind). He then replied that he had seen my name on their list when he was signing for his money, and that I should call them right away to make sure that they were sending me my money. He gave me a phone number, and said call right quick. By then , I was very suspicious, so I searched for the phone number, which came back as a number that other people had been called for a similar scam. The phone number (865) 248-6343, If you check it , shows that people had been told the same basic story, and told to send $250 so they could get their free money from NEH. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is actually a legitimate company, and they do give out grants; so if a person just checked out the company, you might think it was valid , especially since the person who told you about it is someone who was on your friend list on Facebook. Naturally, I messaged my friend , Chester, using his original Facebook page, and he had never heard of NEH either, had not messaged me, and had no idea that someone was using his name and information on a fake FB page. I imagine that if they contacted me, they also probably added more of his friends and contacted them as well. I just emailed the NEH webpage, gave them the fake phone number and told them the story of what happened, too. So, if you get a similar Facebook friend message, be aware this is a scam ! !