Scam Signature Message:
hey, go to photos2004 dot com and search for “your name” then click on the first photo.. I bet you didn’t remember that, eh?
album89 . com
album90 . com
Scam Type: Phishing
Trending: May 2012
Why it’s a Scam:
Photos2004 dot com redirects to the following, cleverly crafted URL :
This is not a legitimate Facebook domain, but a casual user could be easily fooled by it. We have highlighted the real domain with bold text just to give you an example of what a phishing link will often look like. Clicking the link will take you to the following page designed to look just like Facebook:
If someone accidentally completes the login on this scam site, the following photo will be displayed (and the scammers will have your Facebook login credentials):
On the other hand, if you have good security software installed, then you will likely receive a warning similar to the one we received while researching the scam:
This phishing scam is using multiple domains, photos and tactics, but the end game is always an attempt to obtain your Facebook user name and password.
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 Facebook, and only login from there.
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 on Facebook.
PRIVATE WiFi® is a Personal VPN that encrypts everything you send and receive. Don’t access Facebook from a public WiFi hotspot without it.
Do Not Track + is a FREE browser plugin created by Abine. This easy to install plugin keeps websites from tracking you. If you value your online privacy, then you should definitely take advantage of this free product.
Action Alert | Free Parental Control offers a 100% free Internet safety solution designed for parents. There is also a Maximum Protection option for parents that need a more advanced set of tools.