More avenues to communicate with friends and family have also given scammers more opportunities to find and target victims. While social media can be a great way to stay connected with loved ones and with groups that you care about (like The Seniors Center’s Facebook page), there are some things to be aware of when using these platforms.
Scammers can pose as friends or family on social media, trying to trick people into sending them money or sharing personal information. They may also create fake accounts or groups to share false information or promote scams.
The Senior Center Blog’s post “‘A Gold Mine’: How Scammers Use Social Media” details how scam artists take advantage of social media platforms and what people can do to protect themselves.