The Top 5 Social Media Threats ;
– These are quite common, often times leading to a site that then asks for login information.
– Someone may send you a warning or a request to take action or follow some link. Do not be fooled by these people, they will often try to manipulate emotions to get victims to react without thinking.
Fake online surveys and contests –
“Take this quiz to find out X!” These sort of posts on social media are effective bait to lure users into unsafe sites, where cyber criminals may install malware, spyware, or gather your information to misuse.
Fake customer service accounts –
Scammers on social media often pretend to represent legitimate organizations in order to steal sensitive information.
– Luring users to scammer ran websites with the promise of being able to view sports games, movies, etc…Once they have lured victims to their sites, they install malware, spyware, or get users to input credit card numbers. After all this they almost never even have the live stream they claimed to.