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Is That You Facebook

A new Facebook scam has emerged, specialists working at pcthreat.com say. It has been given a name Is That You Facebook because users who encounter it receive a fake video link asking “Is that you?.” Facebook is still an extremely popular social networking website, so, according to our researchers, it is not surprising at all that scams targeting Facebook users are still prevalent. Without a doubt, the Is That You Facebook scam is not the first and not the last scam aimed at gullible people having an account on Facebook, so we want to encourage you to be more cautious from now on. If you ever receive some kind of link as a private message on Facebook Messenger, you should, first, check who has sent it to you. Then, inspect the received link carefully. If you find it suspicious, it would be best to contact the sender and ask him/her about it. Make sure you do not click on it until it is confirmed as safe. It should be emphasized that malicious links are often made to look like they are sent from Support, so always carefully inspect links received from the Facebook Support team as well.

Our specialists did not find it easy to get detailed information about the Is That You Facebook scam, but, according to them, it should present users with a fake video link and a question “Is that you?.” Many Facebook users think that they might be in the video and click on the link to check it. Of course, the link does not open any video to them. Instead, it opens a fake YouTube website and then displays a fabricated login form. If login credentials are entered by the gullible Facebook user, they end up in the cyber criminals’ hands. As a consequence, they can access their accounts, read private messages, and steal other valuable personal details from users. Of course, these poor users do not know anything about that. The link promoted by the Is That You Facebook scam might not only redirect users to phishing websites asking users to enter login credentials, but they might be taken to websites containing harmful malicious software too. Our specialists are sure that harmful threats will not miss an opportunity to enter users’ PCs unnoticed. Have you already clicked on the fake video link? If so, you should act according to the situation. If you have provided your login credentials, you should change your password right away, or you can contact the Facebook Support team for further assistance. It would be smart to scan the system with an antimalware scanner as well because malicious software could have been installed on your PC when you clicked on the malicious link.

Even though specialists have come across the Is That You Facebook scam recently, it is very likely that it has already affected a handful of Facebook users. We do not blame those users who click on them because the link they are provided with does not look harmful at all at first glance. On top of that, it is usually sent to them from a friend. It should be noted that some users might get the link from the Facebook Support team instead. Therefore, inspecting all received links is a must no matter who sent them to you.

If you have clicked on the link spread by the Is That You Facebook scam, you might also become the distributor of the malicious link because such scams are usually spread using the chain principle. That is, people get infected from one another. Have your friends started complaining about the suspicious link you send to them periodically? If so, contact Facebook Support right away. It is very likely that changing the account’s password will not be enough to solve the problem that has arisen.

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