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This article was published on April 29, 2009


Alert: New Facebook Phishing Scam. Be aware. [Updated]

Alert: New Facebook Phishing Scam. Be aware. [Updated]
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

*Update*
A commenter has notified us of the same phishing scam on a different URL – FBStarter.com. Double check your URL’s whenever logging in to Facebook.

A phishing scam is reportedly spreading fast through Facebook, requesting users to login via a phony URL FBAction.net.

Once you attempt to login, a few moments later your password is changed and all your friends are emailed. A reader of AllFacebook.com apparently entered the details accidentally and has not been able to access his account since.

Whilst it’s not likely to trick geeks into handing over their passwords, the average user is unlikely to spot the URL difference, and with 200 million users, you can see why Facebook is such a target.

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