This is probably old news to some, but for me, it’s a first. Usually, when scammers try to take over your Fanpage, they will send a Business Ownership request to your page under some fake business name like “Instant Articles”. Well, this method I’ve experienced last night is different. You only have to click a link and you’re instantly a part of the scammers business, which gives him full control over your pages. No confirmations, no anything. Just boom, they’re in.
This is what happens when you click the link:
The link looks very innocent, they use an FB.me URL. Below is a live link one of our ViralAccounts clients fell for last night (DO NOT PRESS IT IF YOU HAVE THINGS YOU CARE ABOUT UNDER YOUR ACCOUNT):
WARNING THE FOLLOWING LINK IS A LIVE LINK OF THE SCAMMERS BUSINESS.
Only press if you’re willing to risk it. I am posting it here for educational purposes, so we can learn the tricks of these lowlives. (It’s blurred out so you don’t accidentally click it. To see the link, click the blur).
Thanks to this trick, someone lost a premium 800K Fanpage which we were getting ready to purchase on our other site.
So, I want to know, is this something new? Or am I getting rusty? Because how do you defend yourself from this type of thing? You can pretty much convince anyone to click a link these days.