Once again this very dangerous scam is making the rounds on Facebook and via email.
What makes this scam so dangerous is the way it appears to come from Facebook themselves.
But trust me, it does not.
The scam is a fake warning that Facebook is preparing to disable your account.
It will show up either in your email or on your Facebook Newsfeed and look something like this:
As you can see, it appears that it could actually be legitimate but the poor grammar and sentence structure are dead giveaways that it isn’t. Facebook would never use such poor English in their communications to you.
If a post like this shows up in your news feed, DO NOT click the link contained within it. If you do, you will be asked to verify your login credentials and update your credit card information, which of course would give the hackers access to your account AND your credit card info. Not good!
What you should do is report the post to Facebook if it happens to show up in your Newsfeed. Here’s how:
1 – Click the three dots located in the top-right corner of the post.
2 – Select Report post from the drop-down menu.
3 – Select Spam and then click Submit.
Hopefully, Facebook will investigate the scam post (and hopefully) close the account that posted it. Don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen because Facebook now seems to be quite reluctant to remove obviously fraudulent content, but it never hurts to try.