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5 dangerous Facebook scams spreading like fire now

5 dangerous Facebook scams spreading like fire now
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Facebook has more than 1.3 billion users, which makes it a hacker's paradise for posting scams. Even if only 1% of users fall for the scam at first, that's still 13 million people. And once they fall for the scam, it's more likely some of their friends will as well, and then those friends' friends and so on.

Some Facebook scams are harmless; they're more like hoaxes that just make you look silly. Two popular hoaxes that never seem to die are the news that Facebook will start charging (gasp!) and that useless "legal" notice people post to keep Facebook from "stealing" their information. Unfortunately, some other scams can actually cause serious problems.

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The scams I'm talking about today can install apps and programs that steal your information, or trick you into giving it up yourself. You've probably seen these in your News Feed and wondered whether to click on them. Now you'll know.

So, without further ado, here are five scams that you'll see on Facebook, and some other social media sites, that are scams. Be sure to share this Tip with friends and family too, so they don't fall for any of these scams either.

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