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Avoid these personalized ads on social media

Scammers will use any means to steal your money and information, and social media is an ideal platform to find new victims. The biggest social networks have billions of users, so even a tiny percentage who arenโ€™t careful offer up a huge target.

Social media can be used for good when it comes to charity and donations for those facing disaster and unfortunate events. But crooks have seized on this and are targeting would-be good Samaritans. Tap or click here to read how bots are cloning Twitter accounts to scam donations from others via payment services.

Now the Better Business Bureau is warning about misleading ads on social media. The ads promote personalized products and are prime bait for holiday shoppers. Click on them, and you may not get what youโ€™re expecting.

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The window to get your holiday shopping done is shrinking, and you may be tempted to try just about anything to get the perfect gifts for your loved ones. Personalized gifts are a great way to show someone you care, but be careful how you go about finding one.

The BBB reported misleading ads circulated on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. The scam involves ads depicting personalized products such as clothing and keychains.

Clicking the ad link takes you to a company website to make the purchase. This may all go smoothly,…

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