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The "Your Facebook Account has been Disabled" Phishing Scam

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The "Your Facebook Account has been Disabled" Phishing Scam

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Facebook users who have received the "Your Facebook Account has been disabled for security reasons" email below are asked not to follow the instructions in it. This is because the fake email is a phishing scam being sent by cybercriminals who are attempting to trick recipients into clicking on the link in it.

The "Your Facebook Account has been Disabled" Phishing Scam

From: Facebook suyjvrpowq-5603486tauu1262808ngttfhshabvd@jridgenewjersey.com

Sent: Friday, November 9, 2018 9:07:38 PM

Subject: RE: Your Facebook Account has been disabled for security reasons! REF: 911069

Hello,

Starting on November 09th, 2018 Facebook decided to check all the accounts in their database..

If we wish to keep our accounts we will have to submit to the new Facebook rules. In order to validate your Facebook account you must log into:

Click here

Facebook

The link in the fake email goes to a phishing website disguised as the legitimate facebook website at www.facebook.com. If visitors to the phishing website attempt to sign-in, their username and password will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the scam.

Once the cybercriminals have gotten the stolen credentials (usernames and passwords), they will use it to hijack their potential victims' Facebook accounts and use them fraudulently.

Therefore, Facebook users who have been tricked by the scam are asked to change their passwords immediately. And, for those who are unable to sign into their accounts, they may click here for help regaining access to their accounts.

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

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The "Your Facebook Account has been Disabled" Phishing Scam