Facebook Scam Asks Users to Confirm Their Identity & Enter CC Details

A new Facebook scam is out!Yet another scam has reared its ugly head on Facebook.

In this Facebook scam, scammers are sending users chat messages claiming they’ve violated Facebook policies and that they need to “confirm” their identity within 24 hours to avoid account suspension.

Users who are chosen as targets in this Facebook scam will receive the following message via chat:

“WARNING : Your account is reported to have violated the policies that are considered annoying or insulting Facebook users. Until we (http://www.facebook.com/security) system will disable your account within 24 hours if you do not do the reconfirmation.

If you still want to use Facebook, Please confirm your account below:
http://apps-facebook-security-center.cx.cc/

Thanks.
The Facebook Team”

Other times a different URL is used:

“WARNING : Your account is reported to have violated the policies that are considered annoying or insulting Facebook users. Until we (http://www.facebook.com/security) system will disable your account within 24 hours if you do not do the reconfirmation.

If you still want to use Facebook, Please confirm your account below:
customer-center-help-inc.tk/

Thanks.
The Facebook Team”

Additional URLs advertised in these spam messages include:

  • message-alert-facebook-inc.tk
  • apps-help-center-users-inc.tk
  • apps-facebook-secure-account-help.tk
  • costumer-help-center-inc.tk
Notice how NONE of the domains used are on the legitimate Facebook domain?

The links will take gullible users to a phishing website dressed up to appear like a legitimate Facebook page in order to trick them out of sensitive information – including a credit card number.

Instead of falling for the scam, users should block the sender and close the chat without clicking any of the links provided. The only downside to this is that blocking the sender may not prevent you from getting the chat from someone else as the scammers may use other hijacked accounts to continue their efforts.

Keep your account and private information safe by proceeding with caution when following Facebook links. If you ever stumble upon a website that’s asking for personal information – no matter how innocent or urgent it may seem – always check the address bar in your browser to make sure it’s not a spoofed site.

It’s also recommended that you update your Facebook account privacy settings to minimize the chances of being targeted by scammers.

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  • Myeka Marvolus

    I really love Facebook and that I don’t want it to be use for any kind of wrong doing.

  • Gail Anna Rafuse

    if this is a scame why do they put face book security as your name this is not 1 bite pleassing to any one how can we play and enjoy face book if this is so .
    Gail Anna Rafuse

    • Marquisa Kirkland

      If your name changes to ‘Facebook Security’ then your account has been compromised by the attackers in this scam.

      They change your name so when they send out messages to your friends it appears as if it’s coming from ‘Facebook Security’ when it’s actually being sent from your hijacked account. Upon seeing the ‘Facebook Security’ name, folks will think it’s an official message and follow the steps outlined by the crooks, who will then use the information against them in order to take over their account.

      It’s an endless cycle..

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