WARNING: Page Administrators Targeted With Scam Messages From ‘Facebook Security Team’

Facebook page administrators are the target of a scam that uses the Facebook Security Team logo to lure them into providing their login information to a third-party application.

According to Facecrooks, the Facebook message pictured below, which appears to be authentic at first glance, warns page admins:

We have reviewed the suspension of your page. After reviewing your page activity, it was determined that you were in violation of our terms of service. We have provided a warning to you via email, but you have not responded to our notification. Therefore, your account might be permanently suspended.

The message then instructs page admins to verify their accounts via a link that opens a third-party app, according to Facecrooks, which added:

Anytime you see a Facebook page in the following format apps.Facebook.com/app_name_here/you should know that you are NOT dealing with an application created by Facebook. Scammers use official-sounding page names, applications, and links to make their schemes appear legitimate to unsuspecting and ill-informed users.

Phishing scams often use multiple domains and tactics, but the end game is always an attempt to obtain your Facebook user name and password.

If you entered your Facebook login credentials on the page shown above, then you need to change your Facebook password ASAP. If you are too late, then try to reclaim your account. Check out the following article for additional steps you should take: Four Things You Need to Do If Your Facebook Account Gets Hacked.

Page admins: Have you received any similar messages?

Screen grabs courtesy of Facecrooks. Warning image courtesy of Shutterstock.

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