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THIS PHISHING SCAM SPREADS LIKE A VIRUS
PHISHING AND EXTORTION, 419 SCAM
IDENTITY AND PROFILE THIEF
Sule Cyril Fidelis
Western Union Transfer details
Name. Sule Cyril Fidelis
Phishing page links.
DO NOT ENTER PERSONAL DETAILS
The progress of this scam including how it has spread is unknown but we believe it runs something like this:
The victim is contacted by a “friend” profile.
Hello, do you know the user of this account?
This account has been hacked. Because of the user foolishness.
This account has been hacked that why we asking if you knew the original user of the account
Our informant is fully aware. They asked the scammer for his details so they could send some information.
If you wanna contact us.
Login into our link *(!)
For your information loser. We didn’t steal any account from anybody okay.
She hired us to work for her and she refuse to pay us.
So we decided to take away her Scrabble account.
We even tried we didn’t take away her personal account.
Mind what you post OK.
If we get our $ 500. She will get her account back. Xx
Do not send money. They are criminals and will want more without doing anything.
This is a scammer lie and the owner of the stolen profile had responded to a similar story and followed the link to a fake Facebook app and given her login details. Once that is done your profile will be gone and all friends will be contacted and sent to the fraudulent phishing page.
It is not a hack it is a scam and if you keep your login details to yourself you will be safe. It is almost impossible to hack Facebook. You should be wary of anything that wants to take your details. We will explain better with our pictures. We use Netcraft (Click link) a Firefox browser add on.
We have a screenshot of a genuine app below.
A genuine app page will look like this
It is clear what page you are going to and does not ask for login details because you are logged in already.
*(!) Never send your personal details to anybody on the Internet!