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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Does the Message Provoke?

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Whether it's a Facebook post or a direct message via Twitter, McLean suggests you pay careful attention to the structure of the message: If the message is provoking an emotional response, don't click.

"If its saying something like, 'Hey is this really a picture of you?' or 'See who has unfriended you!' that's what you should zero-in on," McLean says. "And always be wary if they're offering something for free."

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