Don't let strangers follow you: Facebook, Insta streets are dangerous with hackers & identity thieves

Durban influencer has been hacked and cloned three times and her followers scammed of thousands but Meta has done little to help, writes Nivashni Nair

04 June 2023 - 00:02

A Durban influencer with more than 500,000 followers, a Pretoria small-business owner and a 17-year-old East London schoolboy all have one thing in common: They are victims of relentless scam artists on Meta’s social properties Facebook and Instagram...

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