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"Facebook You have Messages that will be Deleted in a Few Days" Phishing Scam

Facebook users who have received email messages claiming that they have 2 or more messages that will be deleted in a few days are asked not to follow the instructions in them. This is because the email messages are fakes that are being sent by cyber criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the links in them that go to a fake/phishing Facebook website. Once on the phishing websites, visitors will be asked to sign-in with their Facebook credentials, but any attempts to sign-in will result in the visitors' Facebook credentials being sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam.

Facebook You have Messages that will be Deleted in a Few Days Phishing Scam
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The "Facebook You have 2 Messages that will be Deleted in a Few Days" Scam

From: Support

Sent: Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:50 PM

Subject: You have 2 messages that will be deleted in a few days dictatorial

facebook

You haven't been to Facebook for a few days, and a lot happened while you were away.

You have 2 messages that will be deleted in a few days

View messages

Go to Facebook

This message was sent to klbond1@msn.com. If you don't want to receive these emails from Facebook in the future, please unsubscribe.

Facebook, Inc. Attention: Department 415 P.O Box 10005 Palo Alto CA 94303

Once the cybercriminals have gotten their potential victims' Facebook credentials, they will hijack their accounts and use them fraudulently. The cybercriminals will use the hijacked accounts to send phishing or malicious messages or posts to the owners of the hijacked accounts friends. Facebook users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their passwords. For those whose accounts have already been hijacked are asked to click here for help to recover their accounts.

Facebook users should always go directly to www.facebook.com to sign-in and view their messages or use the Facebook app on their mobile devices. They should never click on a link in an email, text or social media post to sign into their accounts. Doing this will prevent them from becoming victims of phishing scams.

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  • October 7, 2017 at 11:55 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Subject: Your messages will be deleted in a few days autodecremented

    On Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:57 PM, AccountsFacebook <eiitcr@mwt.net> wrote:

    facebook

    You haven't been to Facebook for a few days, and a lot happened while you were away.

    Your messages will be deleted in a few days

    View messages

    Go to Facebook"

  • September 2, 2017 at 7:50 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Accounts Facebook <dev_anand@mail2world.com>

    Sent: 02 September 2017 01:20:10

    Subject: You have private message that will be deleted in 1 days aisle

    facebook

    Here's some activity you may have missed on Facebook.

    1 private message

    Go To Facebook

    See All Notifications"

  • September 2, 2017 at 7:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Updates Facebook <dmlewdeb@anchorcg.com>

    Sent: 02 September 2017 11:20:04

    Subject: You have unread message that will be deleted in 4 days widowers

    facebook

    Here's some activity you may have missed on Facebook.

    1 unread message

    Go To Facebook

    See All Notifications"

  • August 19, 2017 at 7:07 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Support Facebook <ctarr@hlag.com>

    Sent: Saturday, August 12, 2017 5:41:10 AM

    Subject: You have private message that will be deleted in 4 days enfeeble

    facebook

    Here's some activity you may have missed on Facebook.

    1 private message

    Go To Facebook

    See All Notifications"

  • August 19, 2017 at 7:04 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: NotificationFacebook <doe-renegonu@weisheit.us>

    Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2017 2:49:20 PM

    Subject: You have unread message that will be deleted in 6 days chairperson

    facebook

    Here's some activity you may have missed on Facebook.

    1 unread message

    Go To Facebook

    See All Notifications"

  • August 14, 2017 at 9:04 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: ServiceFacebook <cxfbuffalo@belovedones.co.uk>

    Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 12:04 AM

    Subject: Harrisl You have unread message that will be deleted in 1 days vomit

    facebook

    A lot has happened on Facebook since you last logged in. Here are some notifications you've missed.

    1 message

    View Notifications

    Go to Facebook"

  • July 14, 2017 at 9:34 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Original Message -

    From: Support

    Sent: Friday, July 14, 2017 1:59 AM

    Subject: You have unread message that will be deleted in 7 days fishpond

    facebook

    Here's some activity you may have missed on Facebook.

    1 unread message

    Go To Facebook

    See All Notifications"

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