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BBB Scam Alert: Scammers are Targeting your Facebook Page

It can all happen so innocently. You're scrolling through your Facebook posts and see a post about an injured pet or lost child. Thinking you're being helpful, you share the post on your own profile. But a scammer is watching your every move.

Immediately after you've shared the post, however, a scammer changes the original post to a deceptive ad for affordable apartments or maybe to a link directing the user to a survey that "guarantees" a prize for participating. Your friends now think that you are recommending this new content. The trick is called bait-and-switch and the scammer's goal is to...


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