Beware of "Confirm Your Account in Order to Avoid Blocking" Facebook Phishing Scam
July 6, 2014
August 20, 2013
The phishing Facebook email message below: "Last or Final Warning, Your account will be Disabled", is once again spreading on Facebook like wildfire. The email message, which appeared as if came from the Facebook Security team, tries to trick its victim into clicking a phishing link within it, which will take he/she to a fake Facebook sign-in page.
Please continue reading below.
The Facebook Phishing Scam Email Message:
From: Facebook Security
Last warning Facebook Team Security 2013
FINAL WARNING: Your account will be disabled !
Immediately confirm your account in order to avoid blocking.
This is due to the number of Facebook users who use fake profiles, which violates the provisions of our services. If you are the original owner of this account, please reconfirmation your account in order to avoid blocking the account.
Please confirm your account here:
If within 24 hours you do not confirm, then your account will be deleted and the user will not be able to use it again.
This policy is designed to ensure permanent facebook social networks that are safe, comfortable and reliable for all users.
Facebook Team Security 2013
Terms of Intellectual Property and Security Policy
Copyright © 2013 ™ All rights reserved
Facebook Inc. P.O. Box 10005, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
This email message WAS NOT sent by Facebook Security team and is only a trick used by cybercriminals to steal your Facebook user name and password.
It is very hard for non-techy persons to determine if an email message is a fake, especially when the email address is spoofed.
Therefore, never click on links in email messages like these, instead go to www.facebook.com and sign into your account. Facebook will display warning messages to you on the signing page or in your Facebook account.
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