Facebook fakers prey on students

Canada“Prospective university students in Canada are falling prey to a growing Facebook fraud as marketers set up fake academic groups to vacuum up their personal information. After a sweep that shut down a number of fraudulent groups last month, a new batch has sprung up, targeting the classes of 2014 and 2015 – and experts say more are on the way. The stakes are high – potentially years’ worth of data and thousands of contacts in a desirable demographic. So high, in fact, one company allegedly tried to bribe and blackmail a student to help a scam …” (more)

[Paola Loriggio, University World News, 12 July]

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