Hoax Targets Facebook Page Administrators

| May 29, 2013

A new hoax phishes for passwords with a fake new security feature

Facebook page owners beware, there is a new phishing scam in the wild that attempts to lure you into revealing your Facebook email and password information. As always, remember that there is never (repeat never) a legitimate request for passwords (or account numbers, social security numbers, etc.) via email.

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The email text is as follows:

Dear Facebook User,
You are receiving this message to notify you about the new security feature from Facebook called “Fan Page Verification Program”.
After many Fan Pages have been stolen lately leaving us no choice but Deleting them forever, we had to come up with an original solution about the Fan Page’s Security.
Luckily, your Fan Page, has a lot of likes and provides High Quality Content, which qualify it for this program.
To complete this process you must choose a 10-digit number (it can be any number) and that number will be assigned as your Security code”. This code will be the new passphrase for changing anything important for your Fan Page, like the Admin roles or other important settings.
Please be aware that this process it’s open only until 30.05.2013 and it’s mandatory to complete it. If you don’t, your Fan Page will be suspended permanently since it is not considered safe for the wide audience.
Please visit the link below to complete the process:
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