WARNING! A mass SMS text message scam went out this afternoon that reads basically: “FRM: Account Service MSG: You are required to accept the new Terms of Service now:” and then it gives you a shortened link such as https://goo.gl/hdDpNE. The sample we received is from the phone number 1410200502, but yours may say something different.
As it turns out, this is a phishing scam that is designed to steal your Facebook credentials. If you click the link (see below) it takes you to a (poorly made) Facebook clone page, saying that you must confirm your identity.
Whatever you do, don’t click on that link! This is the actual link to which the cloaked link goes: http://m.facebook.com———-terms-of-service-agreement-userid-58899132.inky.be/
See how they tried to mask it so that all you would see is the “m.facebook.com”, but the actualy domain is m.facebook.com———-terms-of-service-agreement-userid-58899132.inky.be?
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We at the Internet Patrol know how to research these things while defusing them, so we can show you what you would see if you did click on the link:
The text says “Dear user, Your Facebook account must be confirmed today in order to avoid disabling! This process is quick and must be done by all of our users as an extra security measure. If you fail to confirm your account today it will be limited and then disabled!”
This is designed to steal your Facebook credentials!
If you did get taken in by this and you did click the “Confirm your identity now” button, don’t feel bad, but DO CHANGE YOUR FACEBOOK PASSWORD ASAP!!
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