A new twist on Facebook phishing

Facebook users have alerted me to some worrying looking unsolicited direct messages they have been receiving today.

Facebook Phishing Message

The messages, which purport to come from “FB Customer Care” warn that the unsuspecting victim is due to be “disconnected from our server due to several violations”. The nature of the violations is unspecified, but helpfully the scam artists (for that is indeed what they are) do offer a link where you can “Confirm your identity”
If a user is concerned enough to click the link in the message they will be taken to a replica of the Facebook website claiming to represent Facebook Security. As you can see from the screen grab below, it’s not just about Facebook credentials. These enterprising fraudsters are also after your date of birth and email credentials too!

Facebook phishing site

I have already alerted the incident handlers at Facebook about these scam mesages and now I’ve alerted you. If you’re using Trend Micro we are already blocking access to the related phishing sites.

10 thoughts on “A new twist on Facebook phishing

  1. Linda

    Thank you Trend Micro for being there covering my back. I was having so many problems before i got you for mu laptop. Thanks again.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

  2. christina

    I’m so glad I have Treno Micro on my laptop…between u and my windows defender, I’m happy with my protection… thnx for the info regarding facebook, I use that site daily and things like that are great to know. :)

  3. Elaine Davis

    This is something everyone who uses FACEBOOK needs to be concerned about. THANKS for being so up to date on this issue! =)

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