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How to Spot Fake Social Media Accounts & Scams

Scammers are hard at work throughout the holiday season preying on the generosity of others. On Monday, 44News This Morning spoke with the Tri-State Better Business Bureau about what to look out for if you plan on shopping through social media.

Posted: Dec 7, 2020 10:20 AM
Updated: Dec 7, 2020 4:55 PM

With more consumers purchasing items from social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook, it's good to remember that not everyone is who they say they are.

On Monday, Oana Schneider with the Tri-State Better Business Bureau joined 44News This Morning to talk about identifying the warning signs of fake social media accounts that could be involved in online scams.

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It was another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs peaked in the mid to low 90s for our third straight day with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 100° at times earlier on. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. Winds shifting southward overnight will only allow temperatures to fall as low as the mid to low 70s throughout the Ohio Valley; we'll kick off what may end up being our hottest day in years with a morning low temperature of 73° in Evansville.
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