Facebook Under Massive Phishing Attack, Accounts Getting Compromised Within 24 Hrs

Facebook again under massive attack. This time phishing emails are threatening to delete users’ Facebook accounts unless the victims pass along their account details within 24 hours. The phishing messages are charging Facebook users with violating policy regulations by annoying or insulting other Facebook users. The messages are then requesting personal and financial information including Facebook login details and part of recipients’ credit card numbers. The emails are entirely bogus. They are not coming from Facebook. Social media venues would not request financial information, nor would they request login details. The scams are, in fact, designed to steal credit card numbers and social media accounts, likely in order to further spread scams and bilk victims.

A typical phishing Scam Looks Like:-

LAST WARNING : Your account is reported to have violated the policies that are considered annoying or insulting Facebook users. Until we system will disable your account within 24 hours if you do not do the reconfirmation.
Please confirm your account below:
[Link] {The Malicious One}
If you ignore this warning, then our security system will block your account automatically.

The Facebook Team

Another Example:-

Subject: Did you log into Facebook from somewhere new?
Dear [Username]

Your Facebook account was recently logged into from a computer, mobile device or other location you've never used before. We have reviewed your account activity, and we get information about possible unauthorized access to your Facebook. We have provided a warning to you via email, but you do not respond to our notification.
"Your account was accessed from a new location : Anonymous Proxy."
If you are not signing into your Facebook account from "Anonymous Proxy", your Facebook account may have been compromised. We recommend immediately verify your account by carefully on the link below to protect your Facebook account. It may take a few minutes of your time to complete your data.
Please be sure to visit the Facebook Service Account for further information regarding these security issues.


[link] {to scam page}


Note : If within 12 hours, you have not verified your account, then you have ignored our notifications. Therefore, your account is permanently suspended, and will not be reactivated for any reason.


Facebook Security Team


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