Social Media or Scam Media?
By Scam Awareness |
May 6, 2016
Social media is a great way to keep up with friends and family. Unfortunately, as it has grown in popularity, it has also become a place for scammers to target victims. That's why our friends at AARP and Fox 10 News in Arizona have complied a list of the top social media scams to watch out for!
- Coupons: Scammers have started posting "coupons" to Facebook offering hundreds of dollars in savings. Don't be fooled! These fake coupons often require you to provide personal information in order to download them. Real coupons will be likely be readily available on the retailer's website.
- Facebook profile viewer tracking: Are you curious about who is looking at your Facebook profile? Don't fall for the viewer tracking scam! No apps will allow you to see who has viewed your profile.
- Phishing messages: Phishing messages are email messages or tweets that come from sources that look legitimate. Often times the message will say that your bank account has been closed and can reopened if you provide your personal banking information. Don't fall for this scam! Instead, reach out directly to find out if there is anything wrong with your account.