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Better Business Bureau Warns of Online Scammers Looking to Capitalize on Las Vegas Shootings

Scammers are trying to use social media sites to take advantage of people

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind-The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning of online scammers trying to take advantage of the Las Vegas shootings. Tim Maniscalo is the President of the BBB in Central Indiana. He anticipates a wave of clickbait ads on social media claiming to have exclusive information on the Las Vegas shootings like pictures or videos. Instead, these videos will contain viruses, malware, or other ways to obtain your personal information. The Bureau advises you to do the following in this situation: 

1. Avoid clicking on links that say "exclusive" or "shocking." 
2. Report suspicious activity to Facebook. 
3. Hover over the link to see if its true destination is a trustworthy site. 
4. Immediately change your password if you think your account has been compromised. 
5. File a report on the BBB's Scamtracker if you think you've been scammed. 

 

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