How to spot social media scams [INFOGRAPHIC]

Internet users love social media. It’s a place where they can cultivate a persona and interact with friends and family. The most popular social media sites in 2019 are Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Facebook has reached 2 billion active users, Instagram has 1 billion and LinkedIn is gaining momentum with 590 million users.

With so much social media use, it’s important that we are teaching proper safety etiquette. Trusting strangers online and revealing too much about yourself can lead to identity theft, hacked accounts and many other consequences. In addition, trusting people you think you know without learning the signs of a hacked account can be dangerous. These social sites are ridden with bots, hackers and scammers that are trying to trick you.

To help you learn the signs and protect yourself from popular social media schemes, Panda Security has an infographic on social media scams and how to spot them. Browse through the scams (some might be familiar!) and note the tips on how to identify them when you are scrolling through social media.

social media scams and how to spot them

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Martin is an enthusiastic programmer, a webdeveloper and a young entrepreneur. He is intereted into computers for a long time. In the age of 10 he has programmed his first website and since then he has been working on web technologies until now. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BriefNews.eu and PCHealthBoost.info Online Magazines. His colleagues appreciate him as a passionate workhorse, a fan of new technologies, an eternal optimist and a dreamer, but especially the soul of the team for whom he can do anything in the world.

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