The new Facebook scam appeared recently. Have you received a message asking you to click on a video link?
If you received a link from a friend via Facebook Messenger that said: Is this you / Is it you in the video
DO NOT click on this link! Your friends was hacked and hacker use their account to send malicious link to you.
If you click on the link, you’ll be taken to a fake Facebook login page with a message about confirming your login info before you can access the video. You can found out the url is fake. But if you’re not paying attention and you enter your info here, you’ve just given the scammers your account and password.
After that the scammers might use your account to cheat your Facebook friends in the same way.
And if you want to go through Facebook account recovery process to regain access, you might have to prepare your photo ID to prove this is your account.
……We believe it would take a lot of time to get your account back. To avoid this situation, do not click any suspicious link from any message.
Here are some tips to help you check Facebook message with a suspicious link:
1. Check the URL. The domain name must be Facebook.com. If not, please DO NOT click on this URL.
2. If you be redirected to login page, enter a fake account and password to login first. If you success to login, this login page is a scam page.
3. In the fake page, only [Login] button can work. If you click other buttons (like [Forget password]), it would not working.
Facebook Scams are change year by year, beware any message from social network. And if you think your friend’s account has been hacked, contact them by phone or email.