In Pictures: 15 social media scams

From Facebook phishing lures to Twitter and Tumblr hoaxes, here are 15 scams to watch out for on social networking sites.

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Twitter mentions

Like the previous scam, the scammers take advantage of your desire to see who is “mentioning” you on Twitter. The mysterious mentions often come from Twitter followers you don’t know. That’s because they are spammers trying to trap curious users. While it may have your Twitter handle, the link will likely lead you somewhere dangerous.

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