CHICAGO (CBS) — What’s in a name?

Facebook is hoping for a fresh start after announcing its parent company has changed its name to “Meta.”

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But a new moniker doesn’t fix old problems that have plagued the social media platform for years – and those problems are still claiming victims in Chicago. Among those problems are scam artists, who impersonate people to con money out of those people’s family and friends.

CBS 2’s Marie Saavedra talked to an Ashburn neighborhood woman who had a warning Monday night.

“I’m pissed, because my identity was stolen,” said Vera Waters

It takes courage to admit when you’ve made a mistake. But any embarrassment Vera Waters has about what happened to her is outweighed by her desire to warn others.

It started when a cousin messaged her on Facebook in July about a government grant.

“She was telling me that she got the grant, and you don’t have to pay it back,” Waters said, “and she was like, ‘Do you want me to give you the scoop on it?’ I was like, ‘Well, yeah, sure – go for it.’”

The promise was for thousands of dollars, with pictures of checks and transfers serving as “proof” it was legit.

Waters wanted it to pay off her debt, so she sent her personal information. She also made a video, as directed, in which she stood in front of a mirror while…

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