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Scary Facebook message claims copyright violation

Threatens to shut down your page for violating rules
Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 09, 2019

Many of us depend on our Facebook page, to share our everyday lives with friends, and just as importantly to keep up with others.

So imagine if Facebook told you its planning to shut down your page.

Several Don't Waste Your Money viewers have received that threat, in a frightening message in recent weeks. It claims you've made "copyright violations" on your page, and says if you do not respond in 48 hours "your page will be suspended."

Click the link to respond, and you go to a page asking for your:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Facebook password.

Scam to steal your login

But the site Hoax Slayer says it is all a sophisticated phishing scam to steal your login credentials.

Hoax Slayer says your Facebook page will likely be hijacked, if you provide all that information.

That's what happened to two women, Bev and Jennifer, earlier this year, when their Facebook pages started spamming their friends about bogus government grants. "I didn't send those messages," Jennifer told us.

If your page is hijacked, you'll say "doesn't that stink?"

Never share your Facebook login, even if it seems Mark Zuckerberg is threatening to shut your page down.

That way you don't waste your money.


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