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Instagram scam warning

Instagram users, be careful who you follow. The BBB put out a warning about phony accounts claiming to be reputable businesses.

Cyber criminals try to get you to follow bogus accounts. If you do you'll start getting messages asking you to click on a suspicious link or share personal information. The BBB says watch out for accounts offering freebies or giveaways and when in doubt contact the company.

All you gamers, cyber experts say be on the lookout for fake playstation4 and X-box survey scams. Crooks tell you that you can get your hands on one of the game systems if you participate and share the contest. There is never a prize. Crooks just use the scheme to collect your personal information. Before you participate in any giveaway check with they company to make sure it is legit.

Don't be fooled by this email scam. The subject is "hello" and crooks tell you that tons of money is waiting on you, if you click a link. No matter how tempting it is, don't click that link. It will only install a virus on you computer or take a malicious website.

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