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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LinkedIn stock scam

Pump-and-dump-stock scams aim to temporarily inflate the price of a stock by spreading good news about the company so others invest, then the scammers sell off their shares for a profit and the stock goes down again. LinkedIn users have recently been the target of this type of stock scam. The link leads members to a video that encourages them to invest in a so-called “up and coming” educational software company.

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