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.

Apps for Sale

How the scam works: If you are a big fan of smart phone apps, remember that the official distributors are iTunes and Google Play. It has been reported that scammers create websites that offer the Top 10 or Top 25 best paid apps in fake bundles (“Top 10 best apps for $25”). They then go … Apps for Sale Read More »

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Casino Roulette Secret

How the scam works: You receive an e-mail from somebody you don’t know. It seems that it was intended for someone else, but was accidentally sent to you. The message reads: “Thanks a lot Paul! I started 2 hours ago, so far so good. I made $285 and stopped for today. You have no idea … Casino Roulette Secret Read More »

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Donations for Tragedy Victims

How the scam works: Requests for charity donations are so common nowadays that they could happen anywhere. This is a truly horrible scam. The crooks come with collection boxes, especially in pubs (where they take advantage of people being tipsy), or even move door to door, selling their emotional stories. It is reported that some scammers … Donations for Tragedy Victims Read More »

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