Scam Signature Message: Getting back onto Facebook (Email Message)
Scam Type: Phishing Scam spread via user email
Trending: April 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
An alert member of the Facecrooks community sent us a copy of a phishing email they received regarding their Facebook account. The contents of the email are displayed below:
Subject: Getting back onto Facebook
Date: Sun, 10 Apr 2011 22:53:33 -0700
Sorry you’ve been having trouble logging into your Facebook account.
Get back on Facebook now
You can also get password help or login help on Facebook.
The Facebook Team
The links have been removed, but if they had been followed the user would have been prompted to enter his or her Facebook login credentials. This would allow the scammer to take full control over their Facebook account.
Anytime you are directed to a new web page and prompted to enter your Facebook login information, take a second and verify that you are indeed on facebook.com.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If you you submit your Facebook login credentials, then check out our guide: “Four Things you need to do if your Facebook account gets hacked.”
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: