It wasn’t too long ago if you said social media most people would have no idea what you were talking about. Fast forward to today, when you talk about social media most people know exactly what you’re talking about. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, more and more of us are using social media.

As more and more people use social media, unfortunately the scam artists are also following suit and have started to use social media as a way to implement their scams.

Over the last few weeks I have read a number of disturbing articles about people who have fallen victim to scams involving social media. These scams include identity theft and investment scams. Whatever the platform, the scam artists have determined that social media is fertile territory for scams. Because of this, when we use social media, we should never forget to keep our guard up.

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