I have seen many scams in different social media like on facebook Instagram, twitter and even on WhatsApp. These scams are becoming common but others need to be aware of them. I think its the right time for me talk about the safety measures
Social media scams are becoming a common thing and we might be the ones trapping others to them by sharing without knowing what actually behind them.
Imagine your friend or any one you trust share something on facebook or WhatsApp/twitter that you can get free prizes!
Or maybe you have seen an Ad like this
"OMG this is crazy! I just won a free ipad. All you have to do is to click link"
If big companies like Emirates are giving out prizes like free tickets to their customers, they would do it in their own official website. sometimes when they are giving prizes big companies tend to send emails and sometimes announce on media.
Note: Before you share its better to check all important information about the promotion. Scammers tend to ignore writing clear information about the promotions.
Sign of a scam
Look at the Url, is it shortened. Most of secure website don't shorten their URL
2.Check if the website is secure
You can check in the address bar of the web browser and see if the website starts with https. Sometimes web browser like Microsoft Edge show you direct if the website is secure like shown in the picture above
3.incase you click the link and it redirects to a weird website, exit the page.
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