Scam -"Your Account is Reported to Have Violated the Policies and Will be Disabled"
July 15, 2014
August 11, 2013
The Facebook malicious posts or emails below, which claim that your account has violated Facebook policies and will be disabled within 24 hours is a scam sent by cybercriminals to steal your Facebook user name, password and your personal information. If you receive a copy of these messages on your Facebook Timeline or Wall below, please report it as spam or delete. Do not share, "like", comment or send it to your friends because this will only help to spread these malicious posts. Also, do not follow the instructions or click on any of the links in any of these Facebook posts or emails.
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Here are different versions of the Facebook post or email scam:
Your account is reported to have violated a policy that is considered disruptive or insulting Facebook users. Until we http://www.facebook.com/security system will deactivate your account within 12 hours after you open this message if you do not confirm such reproductions.
Please confirm your facebook account below:
If you still want to use your account, please confirm your facebook account below:
(If the link is not clickable, try copy it into your browser.)
WARNING : Your account is reported to have violated the policies that are considered annoying or insulting Facebook users.system will disable your account within 24 hours if you do not do the reconfirmation.
WARNING:Your account is reported to have violated the policies that are considered annoying or insulting Facebook users.system will disable your account within 24 hours if you do not do the reconfirmation.
Please confirm your facebook account below:(hxxp://help-fb-user-safety.16mb.com/).
LAST WARNING: Your acccount is considered to violated the policies that are considered annoying or insulting to Facebook users.
If you click on a link in any of these posts or emails, you will be taken to a phishing or fake Facebook website that will ask you to sign in with your Facebook credentials. If you enter this information on any of these fake Facebook website, it will be sent to the scammers behind these fake Facebook posts or emails.
With access to your account, these cybercriminals will lock you out of your Facebook account by changing your Facebook email address and password. Once they have done this, they will use your account to scam your friends and spread these fake Facebook posts to other persons.
Once your account is taken over by these scammers and used for malicious purposes, Facebook will disable your account.
If you were tricked into clicking on any of these links and asked to enter your Facebook user name and password, please try changing your Facebook password immediately.
Click here to reset or change your Facebook password
Now, if you are unable to change your password, you may use the following links to gain access to your account:
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