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

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 […]
August 12, 2020

Teeth Whitening

How the scam works: You come across an ad that catches your eye, as someone whose teeth have yellowed from […]
August 12, 2020

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 […]
August 12, 2020

Video Calling

Facebook Video Calling Scam: How It Works Facebook recently launched a new video chat service, called Video Calling, which […]
August 12, 2020

Video with Latest News

How the scam works: You hear about some tragic news and you would like to see the exclusive footage online. […]
August 12, 2020

Watches Replicas

How the scam works: You are tempted to get yourself a great brand name watch you found online, such as […]
August 12, 2020

Webinar Participation

Webinar Registration Scam: How It Works (with video below) You have your own business and you are trying as […]
August 12, 2020

World Cup/Olympics Hotel

How the scam works: There is a scam that goes around on social networking sites every time there is a […]
August 12, 2020

Writer’s Agent Fees

How the scam works: There are scams that most agents pull on new clients, regardless of the industry in which […]
August 12, 2020

Your Account is Hacked

How the scam works: Scammers hack into your friends’ accounts and tag you in a series of links that get […]
August 12, 2020

Your Campaign Has Stopped

How the scam works: If you have a small business and use Google Adwords to promote it, you might receive […]
August 12, 2020

Your Friend Got Robbed

How the scam works: If you have not yet received an email similar to the one we are about to tell […]
August 12, 2020

Your Lover is Cheating

Cheating Partner Scam: How It Works Imagine this scenario. One day you get a Facebook message, email or phone call […]
August 12, 2020

Music: Celebrity Band

How the scam works: If you are an aspiring singer or a band, one day you might get invited through […]
August 12, 2020

Music: Celebrity Visit

How the scam works: You see online advertising for an upcoming show featuring one of your favorite singers or bands. […]
August 12, 2020

Music: Song Contest Awards

How the scam works: (with video below) This scam targets musicians, singers and artists and make them believe they have […]
August 12, 2020

Online Friends

How the scam works: Online social networking has become a phenomenon in the last few years. People add friends and […]
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