A new scam is going around social media posing as a link to an actual news story. The headline states a celebrity is moving to a town near you, but it is likely just the bait to get you to click on a malicious site, according to some internet experts. Internet thieves have been using these types of scams called “Clickbait” to try and reel in unsuspecting victims.
You are basically baited into clicking on a link that will allow thieves access to your personal information. Better Business Bureau investigator Bill Smith says you should stay away from promotions of “exclusive,” “shocking” or “sensational” footage. He tells The Big Z if it sounds too outlandish to be true, it is probably a scam.
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And don't trust your “friends” online. It might not actually be your friends who are “liking” or sharing scam links to photos. Their account may have been hacked and scammers could be using another tactic called “clickjacking”. Clickjacking is a technique that scammers use to trick you into clicking on social media links that you would not usually click on.