Social media is still a hotbed for scams

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New research has found that nearly half (47%) of social media users have fallen victim to some form of social media shopping scam, and they haven’t fared much better against other common frauds.

A report of Atlas VPN (opens in new tab)discussing digital marketing company GoodFirms (opens in new tab)This is evident from a survey among 560 social media users phishing links (36.7% admitted to falling for them), gift card scams (also 36.7%), “help” scams (33.3%) and fake job postings (30%) are among the most effective scams, and there are many more on the list.

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