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"Last Warning!" - Evil scam targeting entrepreneurs and others in Facebook

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 16 May 2017 6:42 User comments (4)

"Last Warning!" - Evil scam targeting entrepreneurs and others in Facebook During the past 24 hours, there has been a massive wave of phishing attempts targeting Facebook page owners, such as entrepreneurs and hobby groups.
Unlike most other previous scams, this one is quite believable. Pae owner gets a notification from a fake Facebook account called "Notification Page" claiming that unless user takes action her/his Facebook business page will be taken down within 24 hours. permanently.

The link in such "notification" leads to a phishing fake, looking like an official Facebook page, asking user's Facebook credentials. After user enters the credentials, the people behind the scam can then hijack the user's business page and extort money from the user for returning the ownership.

Below is a screenshot of such message:


Facebook scam

Notification message reads:

LAST WARNING!

Your account has been reported by other users, security system received a report that your account has violated Facebook's policy. Please confirm your account by clicking the link below:

huijauslinkki

Attention:

All accounts are not verified within 24 hours will be deleted from our database, and users will not be able to use them again.

Facebook Team Security.
Disable Warning | Facebook
Copyright 2017 by Facebook, Inc


As with all such scams, it is best to ensure that the link in question actually leads to Facebook's own domain. And if you recognize such scam, ignore the message and report the sender to Facebook.

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4 user comments

116.5.2017 12:27

How is this even a new item? I mean, shouldn't facebook have killed that account before third party sites had a chance to post it? Or is it like all other facebook profiles where it takes 3 months before it deletes?

216.5.2017 16:04

C'mon, the directing link is a dead giveaway... If anyone falls for that, maybe they need a little enlightenment on modern technology and the different methods of scam artists.

316.5.2017 18:59

How is this "belivable" when the link in the message does not even use the word facebook in it?

If your stupid enough to fall for this, you deserve to get hacked.

417.5.2017 8:39

Originally posted by chilen:
How is this "belivable" when the link in the message does not even use the word facebook in it?

If your stupid enough to fall for this, you deserve to get hacked.

We are talking about facebook users and corporate officers. I am not calling these people stupid, but I am saying that a lot of them have close to zero tech knowledge.

To give you an idea, a woman who runs her own business recently asked for mp3's of her father's 1972 garage band. I uploaded a zip full of MP3's to google drive, all she had to do was click a download link and extract the zip. I even included instructions for extraction. She couldn't figure it out so I had to re-upload and she downloaded the individual MP3's one at a time.

I can definitely see how someone like that would fall for such a scam. Companies like Facebook are built for users like this; that's why they pay to have their app included on phones. Given that they seem to target users like this they should really protect them better.

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