SCAM ALERT: Social Media Scammers

With just a tap of your finger you can tell your friends how you're feeling, what you think about how they're feeling, and connect with people at any time. But with all that easy communication, scammers are looking for easy targets on social media.

We are taking a closer look at the Better Business Bureau's ideas on keeping you safe online.

Experts say there are traps across social media platforms that people fall into and find their computers hacked and personal info stolen.

First, trust your gut when it comes to new installations. On Facebook, for example, do not install a game or application that seems shady.

Do not click on a link that claims to show you which of your friends has viewed your profile. The BBB says that is impossible to do.

Finally, if it seems like a friend or follower is really selling a thing or idea chances are it's a scam. These schemes could be using your friend's info to try and get your attention and ultimately, get your information as well.


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