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Cancer survivor almost taken in by scammer pretending to be terminally-ill teen on Facebook

May 12, 2014 - 1:26am

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PHOTO COURTESY OF JOSY NG

She found a Facebook profile bearing the teen's name and his photo.

When 'Stephen Sutton' asked housewife Josy Ng, a cancer survivor, to donate, she readily agreed.

But when she was told to send the money to a South African bank account (above), alarm bells went off.

Stephen Sutton is a UK teen who set up Facebook page Stephen's Story after he was told his cancer was incurable and has raised more than $6 million for charity.

After reading about him in The New Paper on Sunday, Mrs Ng wanted to wish him well and to see if she could help in any way,

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