New Facebook Scam I Actually Fell For! Don’t Make the Same Mistake
Cyber security experts are warning people about a new Facebook scam. One that I actually fell for.
It starts with someone sending you an email or a request in Messenger asking for help accessing their Facebook account. Mine came into Messenger from who I thought was a friend. It read:
I got an email saying someone got access into my Facebook and now I got logged out and can’t get in but I’m in my messenger and been trying to log into my Facebook but it says I need to send code to 3 people before I get to change my password.
It was followed by a picture that looks like it comes from Facebook.
I was asked for an email address where a code could be sent. Without thinking I sent the code I received in my email.
Friends Can't Help Friends Log In
The person kept telling me it wasn't working and to try again. I wanted to be helpful and I did it SIX TIMES before I realized it may be a scam.
The hacker was trying to reset MY Facebook password.
After a little investigating, I found out that using trusted friends to help you log into a locked account is no longer supported by Facebook.
Luckily I wasn't hacked because I have my Facebook security set higher to require another code that is sent to my phone. You may want to consider setting the same thing up.
I also let Facebook know it wasn't me trying to request a new password in one of the six emails I received.
Hopefully, my stupidity will be a reminder to never give out personal information or click any links in your email.