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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Never Enter Your Password


Ninety-nine percent of social media scams want you to enter your username and password, McLean says. If you click a link that sends you to a page that prompts you for your password, don't enter it, he says.

"Just close the browser, and there's likely no harm done," McLean says.

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