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Facebook Violation Of Terms

How the scam works:

(with video below) The Facebook Violation of Terms scam comes as a message in your inbox, claiming to be from the Facebook Support Team or even from Mark Zuckerberg himself. The message (photo) reads like this:

Dear Facebook user,

We have received too many reports on your page posts. After reviewing your page activity, it was determined that you were in violation of our Terms of service. Your account might be permanently suspended. If you think this is a mistake, please verify your account on the link below. This would indicate that your page does not have a violation on our Terms of Service.

We will immediately review your account activity,and we will notify you again via email.

Verify your account at the link below: [compromised link]

If you click the link, you are taken to a Facebook login page just like the original, except this one is a clone. You are required to put in your username/email and password to verify your account. Once you do that, the page redirects you to the real Facebook Help page. Done. By then, your credentials are stolen and stored in criminals' computers. That's how several accounts are hijacked and you are just the next victim in line.

If the message comes to you via a Facebook profile, here are some good news: watch the video below to see how you can easily identify if the profile contacting you on Facebook is a fake.

How To Identify Fake Profiles on Facebook Video

How to avoid:

This is a phishing scam meant to stole your Facebook credentials. If you're ever in doubt that your posts or pictures are a little too sensitive and the real Facebook team might have a problem with that, log into your account only by typing "www.facebook.com" in your browser instead of clicking on the link provided. If you already opened the page sent by the scammers, look at the domain name showing up in your browser. If it has an unusual spelling such as facebok.com or facebook277633.com you can rest assured is phishing scam.

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