Social media has made our lives increasingly public. Cybercriminals make use of this opportunity to perpetrate their various fraudulent activities.

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Common social media scams

  1. Catfishing
    You may receive enticing messages from profiles faking an entire identity with an intent to harm you financially or make a compromise in any other way.
  2. Fake quizzes
    You have seen quizzes like, “What star sign are you?”. Every time you click on this, you are giving a third-party to collect your information.
  3. Clickbait scamsters
    You may come across emails like “Is this you in the photo?”. Messages like these will make you click on malicious links and have your credentials.

We recommend the following:

  1. Avoid clicking suspicious URLs and quizzes that ask personal questions.
  2. Set up two-factor authentication for all your accounts.
  3. Never log in to social media sites while using a public Wi-Fi network.
  4. Regularly update the privacy settings of your social media accounts.