The Phishing scams, like all other scams, have gotten more complicated. As we learn to avoid them, the Phishers progress. We have to stay on top and be aware because now the newest one not only has victims visiting a website to get their information, it reuses the stolen information to take over the victim’s Facebook account! The profile picture of the victim’s account will become the Facebook logo and the name will be “Facebook Security” with letters such as the “a” “k” “S” and “t” replaced.
Once the victim’s account has been compromised, all the contacts for that account will receive the following message:
If you click this, you will be sent to a site that resembles the look that of a Facebook site. This is the screen as it will appear.
Once the above screen is completed, the victim will then see the following:
Once the victim provides their credit card information, the last thing the Phishing scam needs is the CSC/CVV code that is located on the back of the credit card. See below for that final screen.
There have been several articles describing this new Facebook Phishing scam. Click here for the write up that was a source for this article.
For even more information, you can click here. The article that comes up for you will provide not only the same information we have just shared, but also definitions of the terms if you are confused.
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