Watch Out for this Facebook Scam

Watch Out for this Facebook Scam

Old Barker Social News

Yesterday our client was hit by a very convincing Facebook scam. We’re reporting it to Facebook and hopefully it will be addressed swiftly, but I wanted to share the details as a warning.

This scam is particularly hard to detect if you’re browsing on your phone.

The client’s business is called Second Dance. In the notifications, she received a message with the Facebook “f” logo that says Update Your Page. At first glance and even second glance, you might just see Update Your Page and not the rest which is “shared Second Dance’s post.”

Have a look at the second notification here:

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Someone has created a profile and named it “Update Your Page” and their trick is to share your image and then send you a notice that your page will be disabled. The more obvious red flag comes when you get to the external link. Here are the screen shots.

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It may seem obvious looking at it in big screen shots like we’ve shared here, but on your mobile screen, it’s far less obvious. Please be wary of any messages that appear to be from Facebook.

 

Mandi Gould

Mandi is a social media marketer, copywriter, and project manager for Barker Social™. She's a results-driven planner with an unstoppable ability to churn out quality marketing content. Her creative spirit, project management skills, and copywriting ability make her a marketing dynamo. She is also a bird lover, health foodie, jazz enthusiast, and swing dancer.

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