1.1 Before accepting a friend request or a
follow you should know the person.
1.2 Check their account and look for these following
items: Do they follow a lot of people but only have a
few followers?, Does their profile picture look like a
model?, or Are their posts just spams?
1.3 If they have any of those characteristics
never click any of their links because it
might download spyware or malware
without you noticing.
2 Sick Baby
2.1 A friend posts a picture of a
sick child that has a caption
asking you to click a link to
donate money to help out the
2.2 When you donate money your money
doesn't help a sick child but goes to a
2.3 If they ask you to share a picture because
each share earns money for the child they
might use this to get personal information.
3 Quiz Scam
3.1 You might have the instinct to delete app
requests and not take quizzes on social
3.2 Some of these quizzes ask for your phone number before
taking the test and that is the first thing that makes it a scam.
Always remember never to give personal information.
3.3 Next month, more money has been added
on your phone bill. This money is from the
hackers that made the quiz you took a
4 Hijacked Profile
4.1 Your friends could have been hacked
on social media. If they send you link
for a business opportunity you must
contact them immediately and tell
them they have been hacked.
4.2 If your friend asks for money on social
media you should contact them another
way because they could have been
4.3 Delete their account from your friends'
list if you cannot contact them in
5 Paypal or Online Credit
5.1 First you must check
the sender's email
even if their name is
right. You must also
check if they are
using your name.
5.2 If the email has a threat it is
definitely a scam because
companies will not threaten
5.3 Before clicking the link you
need to check the URL and if
the URL will not take you to
Paypal.com don't click it.
6 Nigerian Check Scam
6.1 The sender's name sounds
like a royal name.
6.2 They will send you an email stating that
they need your help to recover a load of
money overseas and you will get a big
amount of the cash.
6.3 They will ask for your bank account information to be
able to transfer the money into your account. You will
get another email stating that there has been a problem
and you must send more money. This goes on and you
lose more money.
7 Survey Scam
7.1 Never click on surveys unless
you signed up for one.
7.2 When you click on the survey spyware or malware may be
installed on your computer. This allows the con artist to
access your every move.
7.3 They can collect passwords, bank account information, and
many more. They will be able to do anything with your
account and you will have to face the consequences.
8 Foreign Lottery Scam
8.1 To avoid this scam you should
check if the sender is an
individual and if your name is in
the "To" section.
8.2 Before giving any information
on this email you should do a
little research to find out if
the lottery is real.
8.3 You should remember if you
entered any lottery.
9 Suspicious Photo
9.1 One of your hacked friends might post
a link on your profile that says
something like, "OMG! Is this a naked
picture of you'". This causes you to
panic and click on the link.
9.2 The link takes you to the log in
page of the social media and you
don't think too much of it and
quickly type your username and
password. You have just given your
account information to the hacker.
9.3 By giving them your account information they will
scam your friends. Delete any unusual links and
immediately inform your friends.
10 Mystery Shopper
10.1 This scam will claim that
you can earn a large
income by working as a
10.2 They will ask you to pay money for
"training materials" and you wait for
a package that never arrives.
10.3 They will trick you into giving your address
and giving your money for "study materials".