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I don't "like" to be scammed

Besides getting scammed for your french fries in a drive through line too long to turn back. Most scamming takes place online. Below are both kinds that took place within the last week.

Alfred DaCosta
Alfred DaCosta

"59-year-old man reports attempting to file his taxes online. He got an error message saying someone else had filed an income tax report using that social security number."

Old methods are still used today however.

"81-year-old woman reports receiving a check in the mail with instructions to deposit the check and mail a portion of it elsewhere. She felt it was a scam and didn't follow through with the request."

Seems like young people are spending alot of time on Facebook. The latest scams on Facebook come from the things you "like". This generation is not as paranoid about scams as their parents. They feel they are computer savvy enough to protect themselves. The two biggest campaigns on social networks today is to "like" the sick little girl in the photo to show your support. The other is to "like" the little lady preforming a pole dance.

"Once the page creators have piled up hundreds of thousands of likes and shares, they'll strip the page and promote something else, like products that they get a commission for selling. Or, they may turn around and sell the page through black-market websites to someone who does the same."

Twitter reports @DaKid2301. 2/18/14, 11:28 AM "Just got my money back from @PayPal from getting scammed for Prelude 1s. It was a pretty easy process luckily I was covered. THANK YOU."

The solution:

1) Watch what you click.

2) Get protection on your financial information like @DaKid2301 did.

Participation +5: Has this happened to you? What do you think? We will talk more about this on the show.

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