Social Media Scam Preying on Users by Promising Big Payoffs

One of the newest online scams surfacing preys on the promise of big payoffs from celebrity impersonators.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 9:39 AM

One of the newest online scams surfacing preys on the promise of big payoffs from celebrity impersonators.

These bogus accounts post captions promising that you could win big by clicking on a link and sharing personal information.

Onna Schneider from the Better Business Bureau joined 44News This Morning to share tips on what to look out for so you don't fall victim to these scams.

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Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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