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Watch out for Facebook scams hidden in comments

Watch out for Facebook scams hidden in comments
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There are so many Facebook scams these days they’re not even restricted to Facebook. Now you have to be on the lookout for scams on other sites, too. There's a new trend of scams popping up in embedded Facebook comments.

We use embedded Facebook comments here at Komando.com, and we'll tell you right now: If you see a get-rich-quick sort of comment with a link - especially a shortened link - DON'T click on the link. We comb our comments every day to remove scam spam like that.

But there's a new trend in embedded Facebook comment scams, according to the security company Symantec. It points to sites like ESPN, the Huffington Post and BuzzFeed, where scammers have been placing supposed links to free new movies.

What you're going to get is not a free sneak peek at a hot new film like "Jurassic World." You're going to get adware, spyware or ransomware.

Next page: See what the Facebook comments scam looks like
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