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New Facebook Pages Scam - WATCH OUT

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by G-S-T, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    This one is a little more sophisticated than the others, but easy to spot if your aware of this kind of thing.

    So be aware of anyone who messages you claiming to be from the Facebook Security team.

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    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005089565172

    The scam works like this...

    They send you the first message, which actually looks almost legit. There are no shady links in there, so most users lower their guard. Then they use the threat of losing your page to make you comply.

    They then ask you to update your name and address for the page and then reply back to them. This is where the scam gets a little clever. When you reply back, they will ask you to confirm the name and address that you used to update the page.

    Once they have this, they can begin the process of reclaiming the Facebook page from you, by using your full name and address that you provided.
     
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    Damn they're getting smarter haha :p
     
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  3. haoNhack44

    haoNhack44 Junior Member

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    Those clever bastards. They're obviously paying a dollar for it to go straight to the main inbox, right?
     
  4. dkdanielkli

    dkdanielkli Regular Member

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    Thanks for the warning.
     
  5. scottledeuce

    scottledeuce Junior Member

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    Thanks,
    But could you not claim it back the same way they took it form you then no?
     
  6. avi619

    avi619 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You do not need to pay to message a page. Pages have only 1 inbox and anyone can message to it.
     
  7. indianbill007

    indianbill007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    FB team doesn't send messages from a fb profile lol. Scammers need to get better than this.
     
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  8. 2011nfl

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    Lol @ "you will loss the access to the page" :D
     
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  9. lowkasen

    lowkasen Newbie

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    thanks for the warning!
     
  10. nbphuoc

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    Facebook will never send message from a profile. This is so fake.
     
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    improper space after Notice and before :
    "go to the access settings change", should be at least a comma there or "and change"
    "loss the access to the page", should be "loose" and no "the" after loose
    the whole second part of the first paragraph is a huge run-on sentence

    It would help their little scam a bit if they didn't slaughter their grammar, lol.
     
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  12. raticals75

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    Very clever! Thanks OP for the warning. I can see this working on some people for a few weeks.
     
  13. Shqiptar

    Shqiptar Registered Member

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    Never saw this .
     
  14. djbankrupt

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    when they finally learn to spell, then we're screwed.. #smh
     
  15. unclemike

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    Thank you G-S-T for the nice information. I did not even read the whole comment by them.
    You know what give it away instantly? " We find that ...."

    Um...You mean "We found that..." ;)

    Cheers,
    Unclemike
     
  16. tapangoldy_

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    thank you for the greatly information :)
     
  17. Gogol

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    What the fcuk! Thanks for the info :)
     
  18. 12040

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    There are enough noobs to be scammed, you won't be scammed but they don't care, just move on, it's still a number game.
     
  19. lakim0

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    We will not loss now : )
     
  20. youngguy

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    good social engineering lol