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Was Your Picture Added To a New Facebook Album?

Social media is the biggest growing component on the internet today. However, with the preponderance of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat, scams are increasing. The latest one involves the most popular networking site, Facebook. How does it work?

Victims of this scam receive an email apparently coming from Facebook informing that a friend has posted their picture in a brand new Facebook album.

The email contains a link to a zip.file that will supposedly take you to view the picture. What actually happens is you will release and install a dangerous malware into your computer or mobile device.

Facebook Album Image Scam: How To Avoid

The real Facebook sends notifications indeed, but never sends you a zip. file. Just open your Facebook account from the browser and see if the notificiation is there as well.

If you open the email, do not open the link; close the email and hit the Delete key. Checking the domain name the email came from is not enough as scammers are getting smarter and more sophisticated everyday.

It is also wise to keep your antivirus protection updated, as these scams continue to circulate. Be cautious. Always know the sender before you click on any link and you’ll be able to network with friends and family without worry.

 

How To Report The Facebook Album 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 Facebook using the link below:

Report Scammers To Facebook Here

 

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3 thoughts on “Facebook Album Picture”

  1. We have a group in Facebook that has been scammed by UPLLA Company selling dish rack we have over 450 members and growing, these members are all victims of scammers who pretend selling online thru facebook, after we paid the item we will received email/sms message of our tracking number then later on the company will shut down, their emails will bounce until they steal your full information from your credit card. In the group we created in Facebook named UPLLA is a Scam you will see find all the details, all the members posted their proof that we are all victims. These scammers are now putting another name of company to change their strategy, every week they changed their company to captured more victims.

  2. Got a text from frien stating I won free money to text number to find I did they said they got my name off Facebook my profile they said I needed to go Walmart and buy a 350 $ I tune card toiks the m idnt have that much ibought 100$i tune card to unlock how I won i won 30000.$ nut never received it beeds vbe stop I’m on disability i dnt have that kind of money to spend I need myoney for my I tune tlxas they the deliver team had a wee CV k wanted me to go buy another I tune I dint but they my winning money was in its wai still haven’t received any money

    1. The best thing you can do is just stop sending them money . They will never send it . They will just keep adding a step . It works the same as those one sites where they all want is for you to take surveys and watch ads and play games ….and so on . I did one and figured out that I would have to watch ads for the next 2 months non stop to get one whole dollar . They are phishing for information so they can rip you off eventually without needing you in the process . So the best course of action is to eliminate yourself from the equartion before they obtain that information .

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