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.

Facebook will start charging members!

Another ruse that makes the rounds on Facebook every now and then is the urgent call for members to take action against impending plans by Facebook ownership to start charging for site use. The news begins to spread via status updates and often even claims “paste this into your status update so you will not be charged. Facebook will continue to be free for you!” But the move is unnecessary. Facebook has said it has no plans to charge members and the gossip is really just an updated version of a chain letter; generally harmless, but still a nuisance.

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