You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Business

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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week