The new Facebook scam is spreading

The new Facebook scam is spreading

Online scammers love to play on feelings to try to scam us. Sneaky, but maybe very effective.

Now the security company is warning data prot About a new Facebook scam that uses exactly this kind of manipulation.

Scammers “hijack” Facebook users’ accounts without their knowledge, then send messages to their friends with the text “Look who died” or “Look who just died” with a link to a news article.

And who doesn’t want to click when you receive such an exciting message?

He warns: - Not us

He warns: – Not us


It will steal your login

But the article is clearly wrong. If you click on it, you will be taken to a phishing page that can steal your login information or install malware on your devices, DataProt warns.

Error: This type of message is now spreading in Facebook Messenger.  Whether it is present in the Norwegian version is unknown.  Screenshot: News.com.au

Error: This type of message is now spreading in Facebook Messenger. Whether it is present in the Norwegian version is unknown. Screenshot: News.com.au
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They will then lock your account and use your profile to spread the same fake message to more Facebook users.

As if that weren’t enough: If you’ve been scammed and linked your banking details to your Facebook account, online scammers can access it and steal your money, according to the Australian online newspaper. News.com.au.

Sigrid Annette goes after the scammers: - Fun

Sigrid Annette goes after the scammers: – Fun


Be careful what you press on

As always, the advice to be careful when receiving links in messages in Facebook Messenger or other social media is valid. If it seems suspicious, it’s best to walk away, unless it’s coming from a friend.

Malware distributors are getting increasingly savvy, and you need to be careful about what you download and click on, the FBI has previously warned, according to News.com.au.

according to ABC7 News Cybercriminals love Facebook accounts because of all the personal data they can get their hands on. This data can be used to gain access to accounts outside of Facebook or be sold on the dark web.

Sound the alarm: - Tip of the iceberg

Sound the alarm: – Tip of the iceberg


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If you are exposed to such fraud, the security company DataProt advises you to change your password immediately to avoid being banned from your account.

Also take a look at your security settings to see if any unknown devices can still gain access.

If you haven’t done so yet, you should of course turn on two-factor authentication.

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