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Beware of "Facebook Your Account is Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Facebook Your Account is Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scam

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The email message below with the subject "Your account is temporarily locked," is a Facebook phishing scam and was not sent by Facebook. The scam was created to steal your Facebook user name and password, so the cyber-criminals behind it can hijack your account and use it for malicious purposes.

The Facebook Phishing Scam

Facebook

Subject: Your account is temporarily locked

Your account is temporarily locked

We’re working hard to make sure that everyone on Facebook uses their real identity.

In order to regain access to your account, click here and complete the security check.

Facebook, Inc, Attention: Department 415, PO Box 10005, Palo Alto, CA 94303

Clicking on the link(DO NOT) in the malicious email message, will take you to a fake and malicious Facebook website. The fake Facebook website will ask you to log into your Facebook account in order to confirm. But, this is no confirmation and any information (email, phone, password) entered on the page, will be sent to the cyber-criminals.

Once these cyber-criminals have your Facebook user name and password, they will use it to hijack your account and use it to send the same or other scams to your Facebook friends.

Remember, never click on a link to sign into your Facebook account. Always go directly to www.facebook.com in your web browser and sign into your account. If there is anything wrong with your account, you will be notified.

If you were tricked by the malicious email or think you were, please follow the instructions below:

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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Beware of "Facebook Your Account is Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scam