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Phishing Scam Spreading on Facebook – Protect Your Information


A new phishing scam has been identified on Facebook, targeting users through their timelines with deceptive posts. These posts often appear as if they come from a friend's compromised account, tagging multiple users with a message suggesting that a close friend or relative has died. The post is typically accompanied by a link with a caption like "Look who died" or "R.I.P." which, when clicked, could expose users to harmful malware or lead to the theft of login information.

It's crucial for Facebook users to remain vigilant and avoid clicking on any suspicious links, especially those that come with unexpected or emotionally charged content. The scam is designed to prey on users' curiosity and emotional response to news of a death, making it essential to double-check with friends through other means before reacting to such posts.

Should you come across a post that seems out of the ordinary or contains a link to an unknown website, it is advised not to interact with the post in any way. Instead, report the potential scam to Facebook's dedicated email address for phishing attempts, which is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. By reporting the scam, you help the Facebook security team take action to protect other users and shut down the fraudulent activity.

As a general rule, always ensure your devices have updated antivirus software, which can provide an additional layer of protection against malware infections. Furthermore, consider enabling two-factor authentication on your Facebook account to add an extra security measure that can prevent unauthorized access even if your login information is compromised.

If you have any questions or need assistance with computer security issues, whether you're in San Tan Valley or elsewhere, MyBizNow is available to provide remote support. MyBizNow is a local San Tan Valley company that offers comprehensive help to anyone, anywhere, making it easier for you to get the support you need without geographical constraints.

Stay aware of the threats that lurk on social media platforms and take proactive steps to safeguard your personal information. If you're unsure about a post or a message, it's always better to err on the side of caution and verify the information through alternate means before clicking on any links. MyBizNow is ready to assist with any computer security concerns you may have, providing the expertise to keep you safe online no matter where you are.
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