Phishing Facebook Scam – Do Not Click on Links

When you click on suspicious links in these messages, you may be redirected to fake pages that perfectly mimic Facebook's layout and design.

Fraudulent activities, such as scams, are widely known in our digital environment. One increasingly prevalent threat is phishing, which has become common on social media, especially Facebook. Phishing is a form of online fraud where scammers try to trick users into revealing personal information, such as passwords, credit card numbers, or banking details, usually through emails or messages via fake websites that seem legitimate.

In these scams, criminals send messages or posts containing suspicious links, often posing as trusted sources, such as friends, well-known companies, or even Facebook itself.

Many of our users have reported this type of attempt, so we believe it is important to offer these tips to help you avoid falling victim to such scams and potentially compromising your online presence.

Therefore, do not trust messages that offer gifts, demand money, or threaten to delete or ban your account.

The Multi-Login Browser

Esteja ciente de que esses golpes não têm qualquer relação com a segurança do navegador que você está utilizando. Na verdade, eles são elaborados com extrema astúcia, muitas vezes passando despercebidos até mesmo pelos usuários mais atentos. Os golpistas se valem de artifícios como mensagens ou publicações falsas, que parecem ser enviadas por fontes confiáveis, como amigos, empresas conhecidas ou até mesmo a própria plataforma.

Ao clicar em links suspeitos contidos nessas mensagens, você pode ser redirecionado para páginas falsas que imitam perfeitamente o layout e o design do Facebook, solicitando que você insira suas informações de login. No entanto, essas páginas são apenas artimanhas dos golpistas para capturar suas credenciais.

Examples of Approaches

  • Urgency or Fear: Messages claiming your account will be suspended or deleted unless you take immediate action.
  • Fake Offers: Messages offering unbelievable deals or prizes that seem too good to be true.
  • Unexpected Messages: Messages from someone you don’t expect to hear from, often with a link or attachment.

Always exercise caution when dealing with such messages, and remember to never click on suspicious links. Instead, verify the source through other means, such as directly contacting the person or company in question.

It’s crucial to understand that browser security cannot protect you from this type of threat, as the scam relies on psychological manipulation and social engineering, deceiving you into voluntarily providing your personal information.

To protect yourself against these scams, we recommend adopting a few measures:

  • Check the Origin of Messages: Be suspicious of messages or posts that seem off, even if they appear to be from trusted sources.
  • Avoid Clicking Suspicious Links: Do not click on links from untrusted sources or that ask for personal information.
  • Verify the URL: Before entering login information on any page, check that the URL is truly from Facebook and that you are using a secure connection (https).
  • Enable Two-Factor Authentication: This is an additional layer of security that makes it more challenging for scammers to access your account, even if they have your login credentials.
  • Report Suspicious Activity: If you suspect unusual activity on your Facebook account, report it immediately to Facebook’s support team.

I Fell for the Scam, Now What?

The first and most important action is to contact Meta support to request account recovery. You can also report suspicious emails to [email protected].

We advise you to change any usernames and passwords that share the same pattern, as scammers may have gained access to your email and password.

Here is the official link that outlines the step-by-step process for dealing with this situation.

In summary, being aware of phishing scams on Facebook is essential to protect our personal information and ensure a safe online experience. Do not act automatically; always be vigilant about any type of contact that requests passwords and logins.

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