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Expert warns of scams on social media that exploit recognizable faces and clickbait headlines

Expert warns of scams on social media that exploit recognizable faces and clickbait headlines

Scammers are using recognisable faces and clickbait headlines on social media to trick people into clicking on ads and giving away their personal inf

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Scammers are using recognisable faces and clickbait headlines on social media to trick people into clicking on ads and giving away their personal information. They may also use fake profiles to exploit trust in familiar people and coerce victims. The scams often direct people to fraudulent websites or schemes in an attempt to gain access to personal information, login details, financial information, or devices. To spot these scams, people should take a moment to consider if the message makes sense and verify the authenticity of messages claiming to be from their bank. If people fall victim to a scam, they should not be embarrassed and should report it to organisations like CERT to prevent others from falling victim.

CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) is a government-funded organization that works to improve cybersecurity in New Zealand. It provides advice and support to individuals, businesses, and organizations in the country in the event of a cyber attack or other digital security incident. CERT also works to raise awareness about online threats and provides resources to help people protect themselves and their data online.

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