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SCARS™ SCAM NEWS: Don’t Be Fooled: Scammers Are Pretending To Be Top Youtube Stars And Offering ‘Gifts’
This week a new online scam was reported by YouTube star Philip DeFranco.
DeFranco warned his 6 million-plus subscribers not to trust any direct messages on YouTube pretending to come from his account that has promised “gifts” for clicking on a specified link.
The scam appears to be a fairly typical online phishing scheme, which target individuals to divulge personal information, like credit card and social security numbers.
“We’re aware and in the process of implementing additional measures to fight impersonation,” a YouTube employee wrote on its community forum.
A YouTube scam reported this week is upholding the age-old adage -if it sounds too good to be true, well, you know the rest.
On Wednesday, YouTube star Philip DeFranco warned his 6 million-plus subscribers not to trust any direct messages pretending to come from his account that promise rewards for clicking a specified link.
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Screenshot / YouTubeThis week a new online scam was reported by YouTube star Philip DeFranco. DeFranco warned his 6 million-plus subscribers not to trust any
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TAGS: Impersonation Scams, Fake Identities, Fake Persons, Stolen Identities, YouTube Stars, YouTube Personalities, To Good To Be True,
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