TechRadar Pro has an exclusive study that shows social media users are more adept at spotting frauds than ever before, but many still need be alert.
First, respondents were asked what they liked about the new system. Social mediaThey used these platforms. Facebook ranked first, with just under 80% of users visiting the site. Instagram is next with 68.1%. Tiktok, Twitter, and Instagram compete for third place with just below 50% of their users (49.8% vs 47.5%, respectively).
With 35.8% and 33.4%, respectively, WhatsApp and LinkedIn rounded out the top two major platforms. 6.6% of respondents said they used other social platforms to do this, while 3.7% did not use any.
The scores on how often scams are encountered through social media platforms were equally split. Only a third of respondents said it once per day, while just over a quarter said it twice per week. Only 15% said it more than once a week, and less that a third said it more than once a year.
Since the pandemic, scammers have increased on social media platforms. Peaking in 2021This year, the company was also prominent. Unsurprisingly, initial sales periods, such as Black FridayHoliday season is often characterized by an increase in fraud.
Fortunately, most of them felt confident or confident—30.9% and 34.4%, respectively—that they could identify themselves. One quarter of respondents said they were very little and 10% said they were very much.
However, this may not be the best place to feel confident. Other reportsIt revealed that many users fall for common social media scams, such as phishing and fake gift card offers.
In recent years, cryptocurrency scams have gained popularity on social media. Fake exchange advertisements promise “investment opportunities” and the promise of significantly increasing the victim’s portfolio. Some even used videos of Elon MuskTo attract people to cryptocurrency, you should discuss it.
There are many ways to spot a social media scam. One sign that a deal is too good to true is when it seems too good. Another thing to do is verify that the links you click take you to the company’s official website.
Fake websites can be identified by ensuring that the website is professional looking and free from grammatical and spelling errors.
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