Scams Rip-off Today's Tragedies on Twitter and Facebook

The bombing and shootings in Norway is a fine example that scammers will use any means to take advantage of a tragic situation. The same day of the tragedy, a scammer posted a claim linking victims to a video from an Oslo security camera showing a car bomb blast near a Norwegian government building showing at least 10 people killed.

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Social media is great for delivering news and other information before it even hits the headlines of your local newspaper. It is also a perfect system delivering scams to unsuspecting users of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

The Better Business Bureau, Help Net Security as well a Sophos are offering information to help users steer clear of becoming a victim of scams ripped off from current Tweets, Facebook posts and headlines.



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