Facebook Messenger issues warning for users to be alert of scammers.
Says scammers who send ‘look what I found’ messages are active again.
They send deceitful messages especially to contacts of those whose accounts had been previously hacked.
Facebook Messenger users are being cautioned against messages that begin with the words “look what I found”, 7 News reported.
Scammers have recently become more active, sending deceitful messages to users, especially to the contacts of those whose accounts had been previously hacked.
Messages seemingly coming from a Facebook friend much more likely result in clicks than messages sent by strangers,” said Leslie Sikos, a cyber security expert from Edith Cowan University,
The “look what I found” text has emojis with it followed by a link.
Clicking on the link takes the user to a webpage that asks them for their log-in credentials. Entering the details allows scammers to access sensitive information or install malware in the user’s device.
Although the scam is old, it is now resurfacing and users must stay vigilant.