There are several phishing scams circulating on Facebook at the moment. Hackers use any means they can find to try and obtain Facebook login credentials.
Be on the lookout for the following messages posted as a comment on a status update, photo, video, link – basically anything on your newsfeed:
loll, what are you doing in this moment?? ROFL soo humilitating!
omg , what are u doing in this thing ??? ROFL dont do it again haha!
haha, what are u doing in this thing ? ROFL soo humiliating!
heyyy, what are you doing in this thing ? ROFL dont do it again haha!
There are countless variations of these messages. If you see one of these, then avoid the links. You also need to let your friend know that their Facebook account has been hacked. Recommend our article on what to do when you Facebook account gets hacked if they need help in reclaiming their account.
Another phishing scam going around involves a supposed video of President Obama with the following message: “Hey [friend], what is the president doing in this video?? LOL Omg…
Scam Type: Phishing
Trending: June 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Clicking on any of the phishing links will take you a very page designed to look like the Facebook login page.:
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.
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: