Social Networking Scams

The scams you'll come across most often on social networking sites are related to identity theft. Users provide a great deal of information about themselves when they create their profile, which makes social networks so attractive to scammers who are looking to access someone else's information for illegal purposes.

Phishing is also something to be aware of on social networking sites. Look out for:

The objective is to try to scam you into providing information, like your username and password, so they can gain access to your personal information.

Learn more about how to avoid social networking scams and the risks involved.

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