Social Media Scams

While social media is a fantastic way to keep in touch or interact with people, social media scams are everywhere. 

Social media scams take many forms, and many are native to one particular platform as Facebook scams, Twitter scams, Instagram scams (separate categories), and more are operating and trying to fleece people of money or use their personal information for nefarious purposes. 

Facebook scams include messages from fake profiles, malware hidden in Facebook apps and games that are part of phishing attacks, and classified ad scams in the Facebook Marketplace.

 

Social Media Scams: List Below

Twitter scams can include emails sent from “Twitter,” and links in messages that are part of phishing attacks. 

Multi-Level marketing scams are also common on social media and their empty promises of easy riches. 

Social media can be wonderful, but be careful. Keep your eye on this space, and learn about the scams on social media as they emerge.

August 12, 2020

Flowers Ordered Online

Order Flowers Online Scam: How It Works (with video below) Most people like the convenience of ordering flowers online, […]
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Celebrity Breaking News

How the scam works: You are on Facebook and a shocking title about a celebrity catches your eye: "Paul Walker's […]
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Pinterest Fake Prizes

Fake Pinterest Prizes: How They Work (with video below) Technology is the way of the world today and the […]
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Sick Baby Campaign

How The Scam Works: (with video below) Scammers send out a false message stating that if you 'share' or 'like' […]
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99% of People Can’t Watch This Video

How the scam works: (with explanatory video below) Here's a scam that posts an NSFW (Not Safe For Work) image on […]
August 12, 2020

What Does Your Name Mean?

How the scam works: (with video below) This new Facebook scam has a trickle-down effect and entices users to install […]
August 12, 2020

Textbooks Sale

How the scam works: A textbook scam is out there tearing up the internet waves claiming that four million textbooks […]
August 12, 2020

Twitter Sexy Profile Pics

How the scam works: Never open a Twitter mention notification (of you) coming from somebody who has a very sexy […]
August 12, 2020

Pet Adoption for Free

Pet Adoption Scam: How It Works (with video below) Be careful if you’re trying to adopt a pet. Scammers […]
August 12, 2020

Facebook Free Credits

How the scam works: (with video below) Facebook credits are a virtual currency you can use to buy virtual goods […]
August 12, 2020

Facebook: Fake Freebies

Facebook Freebie: How the Scam Works, From Samsung Galaxy M01 (with video below) There are several things scammers promise for […]
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Shocking News Titles Scam

How the scam works: Scammers often post links on Facebook or Twitter, using fake images and titles such as: “Girl […]
August 12, 2020

Soldiers in Middle East

How the scam works: Scammers find their victims on sites like Facebook, Twitter, eHarmony, Match.com and start an online dating […]
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Steroids Samples Shipment

How the scam works: The Steroids Scam comes in many different variations, but here are the two most popular ones: […]
August 12, 2020

Subscribers/Followers Scam

How the scam works: You've become something of a minor Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube sensation. You've posted a few videos […]
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Teeth Whitening

How the scam works: You come across an ad that catches your eye, as someone whose teeth have yellowed from […]
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Tickets for Shows/Movies

How the scam works: Let’s say you have been a long time Conan O’Brien fan. You “like” his Facebook page […]
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