Scam Alert: FACEBOOK ANNIVERSARY PROMOTION – Phishing alert



Phishing:


Defined – A phishing scam is when someone fraudulently and illegally imitates a trustworthy source to steal usernames, passwords, credit cards info, etc. It can occur through regular e-mail, a link on the web, a facebook wall posts, facebook messages, facebook chat or any other means of communication on the web. On facebook a Phishing scam is usually done to obtain your log in information. On the web it can be use to obtain bank logon’s and various other pieces of sensitive, valuable user information. On facebook this will give a hacker access to your facebook account and allow them to reap your profile info and preform more attacks on the people in your friends list. On the web this type of stolen information can allow a hacker to steal your livelihood. 

Source : Facecrooks

Scam Signature Message: Facebook International Promo 2011
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Scam Type: Phishing 

Trending: March 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Several Facebook users have reported receiving emails like the one shown above. This is most likely a phishing attempt trying to gain access to your Facebook login information and/or other personal data that can be used for identity theft or other malicious purposes.  
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 submit login credentials to other account(s), then try to login immediately and change the password(s).
Scam Signature Message: FACEBOOK ANNIVERSARY PROMOTION 

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Scam Type: Phishing 

Trending: March 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Several Facebook users have reported receiving emails like the one shown above. This is most likely a phishing attempt trying to gain access to your Facebook login information and/or other personal data that can be used for identity theft or other malicious purposes.  
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 submit login credentials to other account(s), then try to login immediately and change the password(s).

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