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May 3, 2019

Veteran Finds Facebook Pages Using His Photos to Scam Women

Veteran Finds Facebook Pages Using His Photos to Scam Women

A man in Forth Worth said he discovered dozens of Facebook pages using his photos in an effort to scam women. But he said Facebook is refusing to take many of the pages down. NBC 5's Samantha Chatman Responds.

Apr 10, 2019

Denton Woman Falls Victim to Puppy Scam on Facebook

Denton Woman Falls Victim to Puppy Scam on Facebook

A woman in Denton said she fell for a puppy scam on Facebook that cost her $700. She and her 6-year-old daughter were heartbroken, and they called NBC 5 Responds for help.

Feb 27, 2019

Women Demand Refunds After Local Med Spa Suddenly Closes

Women Demand Refunds After Local Med Spa Suddenly Closes

Women in McKinney said they are out hundreds of dollars after a local med spa abruptly closed. When they couldn't track down the owner, they called NBC 5 Responds.

Jun 7, 2018

Facebook Marketplace Adds Home Plumbing, Cleaning

Facebook Marketplace Adds Home Plumbing, Cleaning

Facebook recently announced it has expanded it's Marketplace to home improvement services.

Jun 18, 2018

Woman Falls Victim to Facebook Hack Scheme

Woman Falls Victim to Facebook Hack Scheme

After an Arlington woman's Facebook account was hacked she called what she thought was a Facebook customer service number, and that landed her in even more trouble.

Mar 28, 2018

Facebook Privacy Changes Are Coming, To Combat Data Concerns

Facebook Privacy Changes Are Coming, To Combat Data Concerns

Facebook has already rolled out some changes, others are coming in the next few weeks.

Dec 7, 2017

'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' Is an Illegal Scam: BBB

'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' Is an Illegal Scam: BBB

Two holiday schemes have made their way back to social media and people are still falling for them. The "Secret Sister Gift Exchange" and the "Wine Exchange" programs are getting a lot of traction this time of...

Sep 25, 2017

Hackers Use Facebook to Push 'Government Grant Scam'

Hackers Use Facebook to Push 'Government Grant Scam'

The FTC warns consumers of "The Government Grant Scam," which is now being pushed through an app that many people use every day.

Jul 5, 2017

How to Keep Your Facebook Account Safe

How to Keep Your Facebook Account Safe

For one Richardson woman, losing access to her Facebook meant she was losing something money couldn't just buy back.

May 2, 2017

Mother's Day Scam Claims to Offer Big Discounts

Mother's Day Scam Claims to Offer Big Discounts

You may have seen the ads on Facebook: big retailers offering $50 coupons to celebrate Mother's Day. These deals are too good to be true.

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Meet The Team

Samantha Chatman joined the NBC 5 Responds team in August 2016 after serving the people of Louisville, Kentucky and southern Indiana as the Business Reporter at WDRB News. Samantha has covered major company acquisitions, business openings and economic opportunities as well as major breaking news events. Samantha received her Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a minor in African-American Studies. She also has a certification in Public Relations from the university’s College of Media and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.



David Soltis is the award-winning photojournalist/editor for the NBC 5 Responds team. David is an NPPA award-winning photographer and was honored to be nominated for the 2015 Lone Star Emmy for Photographer - News. Before joining NBC DFW in April 2016, David worked in Houston, where he was picked to help launch KHOU-TV's consumer unit, "Watching Out for You." In 2015, several of his stories were awarded in the National Press Photographers Association's TV News Quarterly Clip Contest. David is a proud alumni of the University of Iowa Adler School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

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