Remove Facebook Timeline

How the scam works:

(with video below) This scam is back and is banking again on people’s willingness to make changes to their Facebook timeline. Cybercrooks have taken full advantage of this mixed bag of emotions by posting scam messages suggesting people can remove or disable this timeline. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see the Remove Facebook Timeline scam:

Remove Facebook Timeline Scam Video

What scammers have done is created a number of fake messages and rogue application/browser extensions that promise to show you how to disable the new Facebook timeline. By following their instructions, you are installing these browse extensions to your account and give them access to all of your information.

If you click on the link you are taken to a website created just a few days ago, whose domain is probably registered in a country such us Russia, Turkey, India, Ghana, or Malaysia. From here, the scammers encourage you to install a Firefox or Chrome add-on to remove the Facebook Timeline from your account, but in reality installs malware on your device.

How to avoid the Remove Facebook Timeline scam:

Don’t fall for it. Facebook has stated numerous times that there is no such option out there. If you have clicked on these links you need to delete them immediately and report them. As a good friend you should also post warnings about this new scam infiltrating Facebook pages and hopefully you can save a few others some huge hassles.

 

How to report the Remove Facebook Timeline scam:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report Scammers To The Federal Trade Commission Here

 

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3 thoughts on “Remove Facebook Timeline”

  1. I got that same email too.very sad for I’m point of the
    Victim.not safety.why people lie other this way.so sad for fake facebook award.

  2. I got that same email too.very sad for I’m point of the
    Victim.not safety.why people lie other this way.so sad for fake facebook award.

  3. Gabriela Zaharia rusu

    I would like to sent you this report:
    Date: Tue Dec 2 08:29:48 IST 2014
    From: "FACEBOOK .Inc" Add to Contacts
    Subject: FACEBOOK CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM
    To: Gabiylie@014.net.il

    FACEBOOK
    SOCIAL NETWORKING
    42 EARLHAM STREET,
    LONDON,
    UNITED KINGDOM

    FACEBOOK CUSTOMERS AND USERS AWARD 2014.

    ATTACHED HERE IS A COPY OF OUR FACEBOOK CLAIMS VERIFICATION FORM FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE PERUSAL.
    KINDLY FILL AND SUBMIT IT BACK..

    Steve Hatch
    Regional Director U.K
    Tel: +44-704-578-5809
    facebookclaimsaward@gmx.com
    Facebook ©2014

    Sent: Monday, December 01, 2014 at 12:10 PM
    From: "Gabriela Zaharia Rusu"
    To: "FACE BOOK"
    Subject: Re: AWARD
    Hello Dear Steve Hatch,
    I was very surprised to read this mail. I am interested to
    know what was the criteria and who decied to get this AWARD.
    Are we talking about a Fraude because never somebody will
    choose to sent mony with no reason.
    I am so gratefully if you will sent my an answer on this
    matter,
    Gabriela

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