Scammers gotta scam.
I knew it was a scam. He was pretending to be a long time friend of mine who I also talk to via email and FB. When I thought that I was chatting to my friend on FB, and he started to talk about a bundle of cash being dropped on his doorstep by social security is when I started to catch on, I tested the scammer. Here’s how that PM went.
Him: Hello how are you doing?
Me: HEY!! hOW’S U?
Him: I am doing pretty good and extremely happy with the way things are with my life now,have you heard about the good news?