February 10, 2023 • 4 min
Given the popularity of social media, it’s little surprise that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that social media was the most profitable way for fraudsters to reach their victims. More than 95,000 people reported about $770 million in losses due to social media fraud in 2021. To stay safe online, learn how to protect yourself from these popular social media scams.
Be especially cautious with seemingly harmless quizzes on social media: some questions are crafted to get you to reveal personal information.”
Here are some ways you can protect yourself and your family on social media.
Don’t be fooled by a scammer. Look for these warning signs to identify a possible scam and protect yourself!
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