Don't buy followers: Cybercriminals taking advantage of this social media trend, says Trend Micro

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  • Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013

NOT WORTH IT: Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the trend of users buying followers for social media sites by setting up scam sites, says Trend Micro. - Reuters

Security software and solutions company Trend Micro Inc has warned users against purchasing 'followers" or "likes" for their social networks sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram, as it has dicovered that cybercriminals are taking advantage of this trend by setting up scam sites.

One of the scam sites found to offer such services, it says, is a Russian website that steals personal and financial information from those who have submitted an order to purchase such followers.

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