Apparently, scammers are sending out chat messages advising Facebook users to “confirm” their identity or account by clicking on a particular link or risk having their account suspended or even terminated. Beware of clicking such links because those lead to fake facebook pages.
What do These Fake Facebook Account Confirmation Pages Do?
The landing pages are often deceitfully represented as an official facebook page where users are advised to confirm their facebook account/identity or their facebook account will be disabled or closed within 24 hours.
These pages/links appear to be phishing sites and pages. They solicit usernames and passwords and worse, even credit card numbers supposedly as a means for Facebook users to confirm their accounts.
Beware of giving such information. Once scammers get hold of your passwords and credit card details, it is least likely that they will not exploit those information.
The link provided by the first message below, for example, appears as a Facebook security page but with a different, non facebook URL that uses a free domain extension cx.cc. The information/ details asked for by the form in this link are also already submitted by you to Facebook and so there is no need for you to re enter your personal information.
Last Warning: Your Facebook account will be turned off because someone has reported you. Please do re-confirm your account security.
WARNING : Your account is reported to have violated the policies that are considered annoying or insulting Facebook users. Until we (http://www.facebook.com/security) system will disable your account within 24 hours if you do not do the reconfirmation.
If you still want to use Facebook, Please confirm your account below:
The Facebook Team
Warning | Your account will be disabled because of abuse
Facebook requires users to register their accounts, as proof of the authenticity of the account.
Please confirm within 24 hours if you suspect that this is our fault. If you do not confirm the system will automatically close your facebook account permanently with the presumption that such indication is correct.
Please confirm your facebook account on the link below:
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