Another socially engineered phishing attack is active on Facebook and targeting Facebook Page administrators. These types of scam are ridiculously popular on Facebook. This is definitely a new twist on a very old scam.
The scam is being spread via Facebook messages as shown below:
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking on the scam link will take the user to a third party Facebook application:
Anytime you see a Facebook page in the following format: ‘apps.Facebook.com/app_name_here/,’ you should know that you are NOT dealing with an application created by Facebook. Scammers use official sounding page names, applications and links to make their schemes appear legitimate to unsuspecting and ill-informed users.
Phishing scams often use multiple domains and tactics, but the end game is always an attempt to obtain your Facebook user name and password.
If you entered your Facebook login credentials on the page shown above, then you need to change your Facebook password ASAP. If you are too late, then 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:
PRIVATE WiFi® is a Personal VPN that encrypts everything you send and receive. Don’t access Facebook from a public WiFi hotspot without it.
DoNotTrackMe protects your privacy by blocking online tracking. Abine – Online Privacy Starts Here.
BitDefender Safego is a Facebook application you can install that will scan your News Feed and help keep you safe from scams on Facebook.