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That Facebook Quiz Could Steal Your Personal Information
By: Oana Schneider

That Facebook Quiz Could Steal Your Personal Information

Your BBB® warns tristate area residents of a potential online security threat. While we all enjoy taking quizzes on Facebook and other social media outlets, not all of them are 100% secure. It may ...

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FTC ALERT: “You Won A Government Grant”
By: Oana Schneider

FTC ALERT: “You Won A Government Grant”

With social media becoming more and more present in our lives, your BBB® would like to warn small business owners of a Facebook scam that seems to target entrepreneurs. Read More

Facebook Privacy Post Making Rounds Again
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By: Amanda

Facebook Privacy Post Making Rounds Again

Social media continues to grow, and with it, the chances for scams and hoaxes grow as well. Your BBB® has heard about a recent Facebook post that continues to circulat...

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Brad Pitt Is Dead! Another Hoax on Social Media.
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By: Tom

Brad Pitt Is Dead! Another Hoax on Social Media.

The latest celebrity hoax that’s going around is the story that Brad Pitt died.  Your BBB® wants to affirm that Brad Pitt is alive and well.  The hoax says that he die...

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Be Careful with Your “Likes” and “Shares”
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By: Amanda

Be Careful with Your “Likes” and “Shares”

Facebook has changed the way a lot of people view and interact with the world.  Your BBB®, like millions of you, has a Read More

Farcing, The Latest Form of ID Theft
By: Michael

Farcing, The Latest Form of ID Theft

"Phishing" attempts to get you to disclose personal information via email or telephone. "Smishing" refers to deceptive text messages, and "Vishing" refers to deceptive...

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Scammers Choose Social Media To Perpetrate Coupon Offer
By: Tom

Scammers Choose Social Media To Perpetrate Coupon Offer

Your BBB® is aware that various social media sites have become the new playground to entice consumers to fall for their ploys to get you to provide your personal infor...

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Avoiding Facebook Scams
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By: Susan

Avoiding Facebook Scams

Recently, the Council of Better Business Bureaus provided some Read More