The Most Recent Social Media Scams

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 31 July 2014, 13:00 Hrs
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BANGALORE:  ‘Click like to get a recharge of 100 for free’, ‘ Log in to meet me, Dazy, age 24’, every now and then we come across such posts and messages on social networking websites. You might have followed the link referred and after clicking 3-4 pages back-to-back, guess what you ended up? Signing up for some premium service? Shocked?

Scams are no new thing now; they are constantly spreading on social media network. The fraudsters are popping up with some or the new other scam processes. Take a glimpse of these 7 social media scams before you get cheated with one as the adage goes—prevention is better than cure.

1. Tinder Scam

Tinder is a well-known dating social network that connects with user’s Facebook profile to match possible candidates based on geographical location, number of mutual friends and common interests.

Recently a spam bots claimed to offer an adult webcam session and asked users to click on a link to another website, ultimately it was found that the user was asked for his credit card information to confirm that you are 18 or not. And in that case you don’t cancel the registration, you might get charged for premium rates.

Therefore, be alert, so as not to be left awestruck next time with such swindles.

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