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Beware of "Confirm Your Account in Order to Avoid Blocking" Facebook Phishing Scam

2014-07-06T23:26:18  +
Beware of "Confirm Your Account in Order to Avoid Blocking" Facebook Phishing Scam

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.

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The Facebook Phishing Scam Email Message:

From: Facebook Security
Subject:
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:

hxxp://facebook-security-conflrmation-account.webs.com/

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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  • Posted: Aug 20, 2015 at 11:37 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

    I guess I was hacked. I changed my password quickly but I guess it was compromised to before I figured out how to find the code I was sent. I had a problem with proving my identity because I am not computer literate and I didn't quite understand what I was told to do. I chose to identify photos, unfortunately they were Bingo Blitz friends and I could not tell who they were. I could not text because I don't have a cell phone, and I didn't know what my browser was, I do now. When I tried to log in again I was blocked. What do I do. I don't know where to find help or what kind.

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    • Posted: Aug 20, 2015 at 12:52 PM by info

      If you are having problems logging into your Facebook account, please click here for help.

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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2014 at 4:37 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Hod HaSharon, Central District, Israel

    I got a message with that warning not an email. I sent your team a print of the message. I need advice as what to do' and how do I know my account hasn't been hacked???

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    • Posted: Jul 6, 2014 at 11:29 PM by info

      We are not affiliated with Facebook. But, if you think that your Facebook account may have been compromised, please change your password immediately and click here to remove malicious Facebook applications from your account.

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