May 25, 2023

FinCap Friday: Scams & Traps on Social Media Apps

Scammers are evolving their tactics on platforms like TikTok, Instagram, and Twitter, targeting users with direct money requests, fake gifts, and deceptive ads. Guess who is most affected? Ahem, it's not the elderly. Find out more in this week's episode!

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About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her 10 nieces and nephews!

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