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4 tricky Facebook scams to avoid

3:46 PM, Jun. 27, 2013
If you aren't paying attention, you could fall for a scam on Facebook and not ever realize it.
If you aren't paying attention, you could fall for a scam on Facebook and not ever realize it.
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From snake-oil salesmen and pool-hall hustlers to Nigerian princes and Spanish prisoners, scams were happening long before the Internet. Unfortunately, the Internet has only made things worse.

Modern scammers can reach billions of potential victims with a single message. And their scams are getting better every day. If you aren't paying attention, you could fall for a scam and not ever realize it.

One of the easiest places to encounter online scams is Facebook. Facebook encourages sharing, which means certain scams can travel far and wide. ...

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