MENLO PARK, Calif. (WFLA) – A number of Facebook users are reporting that they received a notice about ‘suspicious activity’ on their accounts.
The scam notifications attempt to scare the user into believing that suspicious activity on their Facebook account has resulted in their accounts being locked.
Users are told it’s a ‘safety precaution,’ before baiting users into clicking a link to a Google Sites page.
The notice, posted by a number of users on the social networking site, says “If within 6 hours after you receive this information from us and you do not confirm, your account will automatically be disabled permanently.”
The notification is signed “Facebook Ads Team.”
A number of users posted the notification to alert others about it, urging them not to click the links.
The scam is the latest attempt to exploit user’s information, passwords and other personal information.
Users are reminded to protect their passwords and never give them out to anyone. Facebook reminds users that their messages to users will never ask for their password, social security number, credit card number or PIN. When in doubt, you can report the suspicious message to Facebook.