TikTok Scams on the Video Sharing Social Media Website

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TikTok has gotten popular and is now attracting online scammers who are preying on potential victims. Below are popular TikTok scams on video-sharing social networking website users should look out for.

TikTok Scams on the Video Sharing Social Media Website
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Impersonating Celebrities

Lately, a lot of scammers have been found creating perfectly duplicate copies of the famous creator’s main account either by altering the username or by claiming to be the original’s backup account. In some cases, they’ve even managed to get the ‘verified’ badge, making it difficult for users to find the real one.
Initially, scammers gain followers by impersonating a famous creator. Later, they convert the account to their personal to enjoy the following and popularity gathered so far. So, make sure to check once while following any celebrity account.

Redirecting to Adult Dating Websites

Stolen pictures and videos of women from platforms like Instagram are used to lure people into adding Snapchat accounts. There, they are shown with videos related to nudity and enticed towards adult dating websites. Ultimately, the user visits these sites, which pay huge amounts to scammers who bring paying customers.

TikTok Scam- Redirecting to Adult Sites

Moreover, TikTok accounts have also been advertising premium Snapchat accounts that offer adult content. Many people fall into such traps and end up giving away money as well as their personal details, including credit card and bank account information.

TikTok Scam- Free Followers and Likes

In this type of scam, scammers take advantage of TikTok creators, especially youngsters who desire for likes and followers on their profile.

Users are drawn in the name of giving free likes and fan following. And then, they’re made to click links and download dubious apps that make money based on cost-per-install for the scammer.

TikTok Bots

Like other platforms, TikTok, too, is full of bot accounts that try to interact with users, just like a real person. These automated bots either direct you to shady websites to shell out your private information like phone numbers and bank information or infect your device with malware.

You should always be cautious while entertaining messages and comments from strangers. Watch out for the unusual phrases and do not reveal any private information or fulfill any demands.

Phishing Links

This is a common type of scam, prevalent on almost all social media platforms. If you have a TikTok account, then you may often get phishing emails or messages with the attached links.

These links may either redirect you to malicious sites or a fake TikTok landing page, which looks exactly like the official site. Entering your login credentials on such sites will give your login information to the scammers, and you are likely to lose your account.

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