Scam - "We Received Reports that You're Making Copyright Violations on your Facebook Page"
February 18, 2015
The fake and malicious Facebook post or message below, which claims that the Facebook Support Team has received reports that the recipients' Facebook pages have violated Facebook copyright policies and they need to click on a link within the message if they think it is a mistake, is a scam. The scam was sent by cyber-criminals and not by the Facebook Support Team, to steal recipients' Facebook user name, password and personal information.
Please continue reading below.
If you have received a copy of the fake message(see below) on your Facebook Timeline, Wall, NewsFeed or in a private message, please report it as spam or delete it. Do not click on the link in the message.
The Fake Facebook Message
We received reports that you're making copyright violations on your Facebook page. Please review your posts and become more careful about your posts.
Note : If within 48 hours, you have not verified your page on our link, then you have ignored our notifications and your page will be suspended.
Facebook Support Team
If the link is clicked in the message, the potential victims will be taken to a fake Facebook app (see image below) that will ask them for their Facebook username, password and personal information.
The Fake Facebook Page Verification App
If the requested information is entered or submitted, it will be sent to the scammers behind the fake Facebook post or message.
With access to their victims' accounts, these cybercriminals will lock them out of their Facebook accounts by changing their Facebook email address and password. Once they have done this, they will use the hijacked accounts to send the same scam to the victims' friends.
Once the victims' accounts are taken over by these scammers and used for malicious purposes, Facebook may disable their accounts.
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:
You may read about a similar Facebook scam by clicking here.
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