New phishing scam is seen on Facebook

If you have already got a message claiming that your Facebook account is reported for policy violations and will be disabled, make sure it is legitimate and was sent by REAL Facebook team. Otherwise, you are highly recommended to ignore it. Such letters is one of the latest phishing scams that are actively used by hackers to steal Facebook users’ personal information, such as login details, financial and credit card information.

According to victims, all scam letters that pretend to be sent by social network’s team include a link which redirects users to “carry out an account reconfirmation’. In fact, it’s a fake Facebook “Account Disabled’ website that asks to share login details and first 6 digits of the credit card number. In the beginning, faked message reports that it is suspected that account is untrue and you have to fill in webmail login and other details into three forms. Keep in mind that all these forms are bogus! Such scam letter says:

LAST WARNING : Your account is reported to have violated the policies that are considered annoying or insulting Facebook users. Until we system will disable your account within 24 hours if you do not do the reconfirmation.

Please confirm your account below:

[malicious link]

Thanks.
The Facebook Team
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We highly recommend avoiding such letters that ask giving your personal details, such as login information or credit card details. After collecting users’ details, scammers additionally use them for illegal purposes, such as hijacking Facebook accounts, stealing the money, attacking friends of the victims with the same scam messages. Before you follow a link leading to a page which asks verifying your personal details, make sure it is genuine. We recommend logging in via your web browser or bookmarks instead of using a link given on various emails and messages.

Source: net-security.org


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