October 20, 2021

Social media ad scam: 7 On Your Side helps small martial arts studio recoup $35k

CALDWELL, N.J. (WABC) — No Limit Martial Arts studio has taught self-defense in Caldwell, New Jersey for more than two decades.

But earlier this year, nothing could protect No Limit’s owner, a fourth-degree blackbelt, from the one-two combo takedown of a cyber-crook.

“Whoever hacked her account started using our funds and our ad account,” owner Johnny Guerrero said.

Hackers broke into the studio’s Facebook advertising account that normally advertises classes. Each click costs the dojo dough.

“It was like, oh my God, first it went up to $17,000 and we were like ‘go to the bank, let’s stop it right now, let’s block our bank account,”…

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