Scammers prey on online connections, tricking users of social media and online dating sites into letting down their guards.
With so much information about us online, a scammer can easily sound like someone who already knows you. Or in the case of online dating, they can sound like they want to get to know you better. Be sure to verify that a person really is who they say they are before you give them any contact information, and especially before you send any money.
Another common social media scam relies on your Facebook friends to promote fake apps and links. These appear to be a fun new game, a sensational video or clever new update to Facebook. Instead, they are just distractions to get you to click on something that downloads a virus onto your computer
Tips for Avoiding Fake Facebook Apps: