An email threatens to delete your Facebook account, it’s a scam

caution – Victims supposedly have 48 hours to fix copyright infringement issue before their Facebook account is deleted

Beware if you receive an email in the colors of Facebook about alleged copyright infringement, it could be a scam. Researchers from cybersecurity firm Trustwave have detected a phishing campaign exploiting the image of Meta’s social network, with the aim of extorting personal data, Phonandroid reports. They presented the results of their research this Saturday.

This phishing campaign is called “Meta-Phish”. The message that is sent to the victims inbox seems believable. It contains a link to a post that pretends to be Facebook. In particular, we see a fake “Page Support” profile whose display image is the Facebook logo. What reinforces the confidence of the victims towards the crooks.

Threat of account deletion

The subject of the message is a warning of copyright infringement regarding one of the recipient’s Facebook posts. In the absence of notification of an appeal, warns the sender, the account will be deleted within 48 hours. The victim has only one desire, to click on the link provided with the message. That’s when she lands on the fake Facebook page.

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