Once the cyber-criminals have their potential victims’ Facebook credentials, they will use it to hijack their accounts and send fake messages with links to malicious websites to the potential victims friends, in an attempt to trick them into visiting the same malicious websites in order to infect their computers with a virus, spyware or some other computer malware. The scammers may also send their potential victims’ friends links to phishing websites created to steal their online account credentials (usernames and passwords), credit card and personal information.
Therefore, if Facebook users see the message below, claiming that they were seen in a video and they should go to a particular website in order to view the video, they should delete the message and never follow the instructions in it.
The Fake and Phishing Facebook Message
“Hi palesa! Wht the heck are yuu doing in this video type yo nme wth no spccesss at www.fbomgs.com 1:53”
Cyber-criminals may reword or change the message, or create different fraudulent Facebook websites, so Facebook users should look out for the same scam with different messages on different websites.
Facebook users who were tricked into visiting the fake websites, and who have attempted to sign into the fake websites using their Facebook usernames and passwords, should change their Facebook passwords immediately. Now, for Facebook users who are unable to change their passwords, because their accounts have been hijacked by cyber-criminals, should click here for help to recover your accounts.