Facebook Violation of Terms of Service Scam: How It Works
The Facebook Violation of Terms Scam comes as a message in your inbox, claiming to be from the Facebook Support Team. It is similar to the ones targeting all the other major social media platforms, such as the Instagram Deleted Account. It made the rounds last year and now is back even stronger, as it takes advantage of the turmoil Facebook went through recently, which changed the whole privacy rule and the Terms of Service dynamics of the company. Victims typically fall for this scam because there is a lot of non-familiar verbiage that is thrown around. How does it work?
Watch the video below to see the Facebook Violation of Terms scam exposed when it started:Facebook Violation of Terms Scam Video
The message (photo below) 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 on the link, you are taken to a Facebook login page just like the original, except 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. You could be the next victim in line.
If the message comes to you from a Facebook profile (person not ‘department’), 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
Facebook’s Terms of Service Violation Scam: How To Avoid
This is a phishing scam meant to steal 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’ve 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. Report.
How To Report The Facebook Violation of Terms Scam:
Make your family and friends aware of the Facebook Violation of Terms scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to Facebook or the Federal Trade Commission using the links below:
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5 thoughts on “Facebook Violation Of Terms”
My wife’s account has been closed for “violations of terms of service.”
MY WIFE ! There were no violations !!! Also, there were no warnings! Facebook, YOU have been hacked !!! Please restore her account – before “YOUR expiration deadline” occurs, and you lose yet another customer !!!
How do I get it restored? Your stock page answers do not work.
I see others have the same problem.
Please help !
I’ve been sent a strange notification saying it’s from Facebook business hep and my page is breaking their terms and conditions. There was a link to click on but I haven’t done as yet. Would love some one to tell me it is a scam.
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I had 2 strange messages on my message box. One has been removed without deleting it. It was a inbox message saying how can I want to serve you. That was deleted w/o my doing so. Then I had one addressed firstname.lastname@example.org confidential:contact Mrs. Alani. Alanivt@roger.com. unfortunately i also had page freeze that was definetly tryingto freeze my page. I want to block page freeze who was also sending inappropriate post. When I did she was listed with many names like freeze page etc.
I have gotten a scam from a woman Aretha Jones who said I won 500,000 if I sent her 125$ and then she goes on to show a certificate that I won and a copy of a check she is in memoir park California