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Online communication through social network services has become a vital part of our life. As a result, social deception in the online platform has grown up as an important threat in this world of interconnected digital technology, specifically for that category of users who are vulnerable to different cyber-attacks and threat to privacy, monetary fraud. Hence, it is very important to analyze online social deception and build defensive measures which can work very well against it to build reliable social network services. A broad survey has been done in this paper which includes understanding the elemental meaning of social deception, its techniques, a detailed summary of attacks in online social deception with its preventive measures as well as ethical issues related to the conduct of research in this area.