Scammers Target Facebook Users

The millions of people who use Facebook are at risk for two new scams rushing all over the Internet right now. They show up in your email inboxes, not in your Facebook accounts.

The messages advise recipients to click "here" to activate a "new log-in system that will affect all Facebook users." You're then taken to a fake Facebook log-in page with the victim's email address already filled in, but the password is blank. Typing your password gives the scam artist full access to your Facebook account. Another prompt then appears to download an "update tool." That will install a Trojan virus after your banking information. It actually sleeps on your computer, just waiting for the next time you log into online banking, and steal it.

Another email that looks like it comes from support@facebook.com says it has a zip file with your new password, recently changed by Facebook for security reasons. That file also installs a virus that aims to steal your personal banking information.


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