Cybersecurity Blog

Beware the online gift exchange – 11/29/18



The Better Business Bureau is reporting that Facebook and other social media sites are seeing a resurgence of the “Secret Sister” gift exchange.  This gift exchange and others like it, promise participants several  gifts in exchange for sending one inexpensive gift. All you have to do is give up some personal information and invite your friends to join.  If you think this sounds too good to be true, you would be right.

This scam is a classic pyramid scheme which is illegal in both Canada and the US. If you run across one of these gift exchanges on social media, report the post immediately.


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