Social media is still a hotbed of fraud

New research has found that nearly half (47%) of social media users have fallen victim to some sort of social media shopping scam, and they didn’t fare much better against other common scams.

Report from VPN Atlas (opens in a new tab)discussing a digital marketing company GoodCompanies (opens in a new tab)This is shown in a survey of 560 social media users phishing links (36.7% admitted to falling in love with one), gift card scams (also 36.7%), “help” scams (33.3%) and fake job offers (30%) are among the the most effective scams, and there are many more on the list.

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