How to spot a social media scam

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are breeding grounds for phishing, clickjacking and social engineering attacks. Here are nine tips for spotting a scam, plus advice for what to do if you fall victim.

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Use Online Resources

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There are a number of Websites to help you verify whether a post on social media is a hoax or a scam: Snopes is a resource that tracks internet scams, rumors and misinformation, and is the first place you should check if you have doubts about something you see, McLean says.

McLean also suggests ScamTrends.com and FBI.gov as additional resources to consult.

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