Scammers use social media in phishing attempts

02/11/2013 | Odessa American (Texas)

Some scammers are extracting personal information from social media profiles and using it to send their victims e-mails that appear to be from friends, writes Tyler Patton, regional director of the Permian Basin BBB in Texas. You can protect your privacy on social media by tweaking your security settings and being wary of friend requests that come from people you don't know, he writes.

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Odessa American (Texas)