In Pictures: 15 social media scams

From Facebook phishing lures to Twitter and Tumblr hoaxes, here are 15 scams to watch out for on social networking sites.

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A free gift card sounds great, except that it will never actually arrive. This scam is a phishing attempt to get users to divulge personal information and even sign them up for expensive services. The gift-card scam takes on new forms each month but there is almost always one going on at any given time. Other common gift-card scams include fake offers from the Cheesecake Factory and Victoria’s Secret.

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