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Consumer alert

You need to stay wary of scams on Facebook

Rarely does a day go by that I don’t hear about someone falling for a scam or coming really close to handing their money to a con artist. A few recent notes from readers suggest it’s time to once again warn about the perils of Facebook.

For those who are well-schooled in the practice of connecting with old friends, looking at photos of nieces and nephews, and checking out what friends are up to, Facebook can be an amusing way to pass time. Fortunately, a healthy percentage of Facebook users are also savvy to just how quickly scams can move through the social network.

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