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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The ‘dislike’ button

Do Facebook members want a ‘dislike’ button to add to the feature of being able to ‘like’ a status update or picture? Apparently, many do, because this scam continues to be a successful trick. The scam appears to allow the user to “enable dislike button.” But, instead, various versions of this trick have run an obfuscated Javascript on the user’s machine or even lead them to a survey scam. It also often spams itself out to other users’ walls.

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