Facebook scams: Bad ads, bogus grants, and fake tickets lurk on social media giant

Despite the company’s efforts to clamp down on bad ads and bogus accounts, Facebook scams continue to run rampant. We highlight a few popular examples.

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Be wary of Mega Millions winner “giveaway” on social media

Twitter’s abuzz as a 20-year-old Mega Millions winner claims to be giving away free money for retweets and Amazon purchases. Is this for real?

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The little 419 scam that could

It has been six months since David and Carol Martin, a Scottish couple in the UK, received the highest National Lottery pay out made to any winner to date. And scammers have been taking advantage of it for half a year now. Don’t be misled by this so-called “donation scam”.

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419 scam combines lottery win and family foundation

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is – and that’s most definitely the case here with a lottery win / foundation mashup promising untold riches…

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Avoid this “Casino Online Promotion” 419 Scam

Winning lottery numbers for a contest you never took part in? Yep, that’ll be a scam…

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You’ve Won the Lottery! Hand Over Your Passwords

Should you be handing over passwords and security question answers to a Lottery website? The answer is most definitely “No”.

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Avoid the “March Twitter Lottery”…

Watch out for spamlinks being sent on Twitter which claim you’ve won the “Twitter Lottery”. But first it redirects you to a “voucher & win” sign-up, asking for name, email, DOB, home address and phone number.

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