Perhaps the biggest untold news story is the number of survey scams that were circulating on Facebook this past week. Some of them were old standbys lingering around and still being spread by the uninformed, while many were brand new and malicious in their intent.
Several stories have been featured recently on the importance of keeping your guard up during the holiday season. People are looking for deals to save a buck or two, and scammers are definitely using this to their advantage. It is a time honored cliché, and it is for good reason, so remember, “If a deal sounds too good to be true, then it probably is.” Don’t let a scammer spoil your holiday cheer! Stay informed on the latest scams, verify “special deals” before purchasing, and help educate your friends and loved ones on the internet and threats that could do them harm
Other stories we followed this week relating to privacy and safety issues of social networking sites are listed below:
Scams of the Week
Other notable Facebook stories we followed:
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