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Beware of "Facebook Security and Warning Systems - Account Found in Violation of Terms of Service" Scam

Beware of "Facebook Security and Warning Systems - Account Found in Violation of Terms of Service" Scam

Facebook users who have received fake Facebook Security and Warning Systems messages like the one below, which claim their accounts will be deactivated permanently, are asked not to follow the instructions in them. This is because the messages are phishing scams being sent by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims' Facebook username, password and credit card information, by taking them to a fake Facebook website and asking them to sign-in, by claiming that they need to do so in order to confirm their accounts.

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The "Facebook Security and Warning Systems - Account Found in Violation of Terms of Service" Scam

Facebook's Security & Warning Systems! your account has been found in violation of terms of service. it is reported as false and your account will be closed for safety reason.

Facebook does not allow :

- Pretending to be someone else

- Using a fake name

- Identity fraud on your account

- Using pornograhic photos and photos ot other user

If you are the original owner of this account please confirm your account here :

└► hxxp://

System will deactivate your account within 12 hours If you do not confirm, your account is automatically deactivated permanently. If you still want to use Facebook, please confirm your account immediately.

Thank you,

Melissa Montgomery,

The Facebook Team

If you click on the link in this message, you will be taken to a fake Facebook website. And, any information submitted on the fake Facebook website will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the phishing scam, who will use the information to hijack their victims' accounts and use them fraudulently.

Facebook users who have already been tricked by the scam are asked to change their passwords immediately. And for those whose Facebook accounts have already been hijacked, may click here for instructions on how to regain access to or recover their accounts.

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