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Q&A: Can Facebook videos be a scam?

3:52 PM, May 16, 2013
A woman watches a Facebook promotional video on May 8, 2012.
A woman watches a Facebook promotional video on May 8, 2012.
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You've got tech questions, here are the answers. Kim Komando helps you make the most of your technology by answering your thorniest tech questions. So if you're wondering what to buy, how to plug it in, or how to fix it, Kim can help.Can Facebook videos be a scam?

Q. I tried to watch a video on Facebook, but it didn't work. It made me install a new driver and then still didn't play the video. What gives?

A. I doubt that was a real video at all. This is a scam that is common on Facebook. The post looks like a really interesting or scandalous video. When you click it, it asks you to install a driver to watch it. ...

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