Scam Signature Message:
hey, do you remember this photo? [scam link]
Scam Type: Phishing
Trending: February 2012
Can you remember this photo?
Remember this photo?
Why it’s a Scam:
The scam message will be accompanied by a bit.ly or other link of some kind. Clicking on any of them will take you a page designed to look like the Facebook login page. Users who let their guard down or who aren’t paying careful attention, may not notice they have been redirected to a scam site. Obviously, if you login on this screen, the scammers can gain total access to your account.
This is the message we received from our security software when attempting to access the scam link:
Never enter you login information when a web page redirects you without first double checking to make sure you are on the legitimate site. A better option is to bookmark the authentic page(s), and access the site directly.
This is a very common phishing scheme on Facebook. Always be suspicious of any links you receive via Facebook Chat, Facebook Message or your separate email account.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you entered your Facebook login credentials on the page shown above, then you need to try to reclaim your account. Check out the following article for additional steps you should take:
Be sure to let your Facebook friends know that your account has been compromised and not to click on any links that are sent from you.
If you or your Facebook friends are falling for tricks like this, it’s time to get yourself informed of the latest threats. Be sure to join the Facecrooks page on Facebook to be kept informed of the latest security issues. Also check out:
BitDefender Safego is a Facebook application you can install that will scan your News Feed and help keep you safe from scams like this.
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