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BBB Warns of Facebook Spam

The Better Business Bureau is warning people about a new kind of Spam you've probably seen on your Facebook page.

The pictures often show up in your news feed with thousands of likes and comments and promise to donate $1 per like or share, or reveal something hidden. But the BBB says many of these posts are simply spam.

Spammers will often use the pictures to dram people in with the goal of increasing the page's "Edge Rank". The ranking is the score given to each page for the number of times it interacts with other profiles. When the page gets enough likes, comments and shares, the spammers can sell it for real money.

BBB representatives say if you suspect something is spam you should not like it, comment on it or share it, even if its something you agree with. In addition you should report the image or post as spam, by clicking on "Options" or the "X" mark in the corner of the picture.

Jack Lamson, Newschannel 6
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