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SCAM ALERT: A viral video site wants to infect your computer

The Bitdefender found that the most common tactic that scammers would use to fool their targets was "clickbait." Taking the YouTube Extreme incident as a case study, the video that the scammers tried to fool me with was about a cheerleader having a mid-stunt accident.

That's not the only type of scam on the market. Here are some of what the study found to be the most popular scams on Facebook:

  • 45%: Guess who viewed your profile
  • 29%: "Feature" scams like changing background color
  • 7%: Scandalous celebrity scams

Almost all of these scams are plausible. Celebrity gossip is massive on Facebook and the site is always adding new ways to customize your profile.

Next page: Keep scammers off your Facebook page
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