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Facebook – New Fan Page verification scam

This new phishing attack targets page administrators to divulge credentials that could be misused later

http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Fan-Page-Verification-Scam-Targets-Facebook-Page-Administrators.html

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/fan-page-verification-scam.shtml

QUOTE: A new phishing scam on Facebook claims that page administrators need to verify page ownership by submitting their Facebook username and password. Of course, it’s just a ploy to divest users of their personal info, as is made abundantly clear in the scam’s poorly-worded and grammatically incorrect “official” message from Facebook:

“Dear Facebook User,” the scam message reads, “You are receiving this message to notify you about the new security feature from Facebook called ‘Fan Page Verification Program’. After many Fan Pages have been stolen lately leaving us no choice but Deleting them forever, we had to come up with an original solution about the Fan Page’s Security. Luckily, your Fan Page, has a lot of likes and provides High Quality Content, which qualify it for this program.”