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Snapchat App Scams

 

Snapchat Scams: How They Work

(with explanatory videos below) Snapchat is the newest sensation in the world of social media. The popular app allows its users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. These sent photographs and videos are known as "snaps". Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their snaps, after which they will be hidden from the recipient's device and deleted from Snapchat's servers.

However, with the popularity of the app along came the scammers, who found ways of vicitmizing the users. In this article we will look at how the scams work, how to avoid them, and how to report them.

Let's take a look at two fraudulent activities that happen in the Snapchat world:

Scam 1. Watch the video below to see the Facebook Snapchat Scam exposed:

Facebook Snapchat Scam Exposed Video

Scam 2. Watch the video below to see in action the Snapchat Sweepstakes Prize Scam, as exposed in the news:

Snapchat Sweepstakes Prize Scam Video

 

Snapchat Scams: How To Avoid

To start with, make sure that you download Snapchat only from the official app stores. On the other hand, never respond to unsolicited and unknown texts and messages. You should know by now that you can't win a contest if you don't enter it.

Change your settings so that you can receive snaps only from people that you know.

 

Snapchat Scams: How To Report

You can officially report the scammers to the Snapchat Admin using the link below:

Report Scammers To Snapchat Here




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