Facebook Scam News: A new scam has been revealed on Facebook in Australia. Billions of Facebook users have been warned about a scam called “look who just dead”. In this scam, the user is designed to give fake information about the death of someone he knows. Through this scam, hackers can steal people’s personal details and money. The ‘Look Who Just Died’ scam is the latest scheme being used by hackers on social media platforms.
According to Daily Mail, in this scam, the hacker will direct message you as your friend. Will send the message with the text “look who just dead” along with a link like a news article.
The message may also include words such as “so sad” or “I know you know him” to trick users into thinking they know the person. Users are asked to enter their Facebook username and password to read articles about the alleged death. These fake news links contain malware that allows scammers to steal login information and personal details from Facebook users.
After taking all the information, the victim is locked out of their account. The account is taken over by the hacker, who sends the same message to people on the victim’s friends list.
Furthermore, the report states that scammers can steal any personal data associated with a Facebook account. such as email addresses, phone numbers and dates of birth, which they can use to break into non-Facebook accounts. Especially if the account contains bank details or financial information, hackers can steal the user’s money.
Talking about phishing scam, this one is most seen on Facebook. Experts warn that it can also appear in an email or text message, as noted in the report. Experts recommend that users do not click on any links in suspicious messages. And when in doubt, talk to a friend to determine if the message is correct.
According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Scamwatch, phishing scams are set to cost Australians more than A$11.5 million in 2023 alone.
Meanwhile a report revealed that every seven minutes, a customer in the UK falls victim to an online shopping scam on one of two Meta-owned platforms, costing them more than £500,000 a week. Research from UK-based Lloyds Banking Group estimates that more than two-thirds of all online shopping scams affecting consumers begin on Facebook and Instagram.
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