Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know about Social Media Scams‘ below.
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On any social media platform, you’ll often come across links to genuine-looking websites. They might include an exclusive offer for one of your favourite shops or invite you to complete a quiz in return for a particular reward. In some cases, clicking on these links takes you to a fake website where you are asked to provide your personal details. The whole enterprise is a ploy to capture sensitive details, such as your email address and password, which the scammers then exploit at your expense.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as phishing scams, untrustworthy URLs and ‘payment first’ scams.