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Surprising things you can buy from Facebook chatbots

Brady Porche

Facebook has built its massive success on interactions between people, but now chatty robots are taking over. In September, the social media network announced users of its Messenger app will soon be able to buy products directly from “chatbots” —…
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3 reasons to clean up your Facebook act

Sienna Kossman
Facebook and privacy

Facebook may help us connect with relatives and share comical-yet-relatable memes, but what if financially unstable, distant Internet “friends” are the reason you’re not approved for a small loan? It might be time to reconsider who you’re friending — or…
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‘Card-cracking’ fraudsters target social media savvy millennials

Sienna Kossman

Using popular social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, scammers are soliciting individuals with schemes that promise “quick cash” if victims share their debit account information, PIN number or ATM card. It’s an emerging scam known as “card cracking.”
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Social media pressures new parents to spend more

Kelly Dilworth

According to the parenting website, BabyCenter.com, many new moms are bluffing about their financial circumstances on the Web and posting pictures, status updates and videos that make them seem wealthier than they actually are
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Will Facebook help create credit catfish?

Sienna Kossman

If people are willing to create false online identities to find love, I don’t think it’s farfetched to think others wouldn’t edit their Facebook profile if they knew it could help them score a car loan or credit card.
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