If you get an email from Facebook saying you’ve been reported for copyright violation don’t click on the link…

…it’s a phishing scam designed to steal your Facebook information.

So how does this scam work?

Since most people use Facebook in some fashion, they genuinely believe that the email they are receiving is from Facebook. Why not, right? Who else would it be from?

It looks like an official email from Facebook. It even has special code numbers that make it appear like you’ve been assigned a case number. Yup, it’s so official that the email tricks over half the people who receive it into clicking on a link and signing in. Unfortunately, the moment you “sign in” is the moment you’ve given your password to the scammer behind the email.

Looks legit doesn’t?

It’s got the Facebook logo, case number, address and even a link for their help center.

Unfortunately, when you look at the email it’s coming from, which most people don’t do, you’ll see it’s not from Facebook but from a Facebook look-a-like email. This one is from…

And the moment you click the “See our Help Center” link as displayed in the email or the URL with the contact/appeal in it…and follow the prompts to enter your information, well that’s when they (the scammers) gain full access to your Facebook account. 

Facebook will in 99% of most cases simply contact you through their platform sending you a message which will show up in your notifications. 

Getting scammed and losing access to your Facebook or worse your banking information is a real concern for many and we here at Anspach Media do are best to inform consumers how not to get ripped off by these nefarious tricksters, read our latest book… “Rob Versus The Scammers: Protecting The World Against Fraud, Nuisance Calls and Downright Phony Scams

Rob is a Certified Digital Marketing Strategist, a Foremost Expert On Specialized SEO, a Serial Author, Podcaster, Speaker and Authority Broadcaster who can help amplify YOU to your audience.Rob's the author of “Social Media Debunked“, “Share: 27 Ways To Boost Your Social Media Experience, Build Trust and Attract Followers” and “Lessons From The Dojo: 101 Ways To Improve Your Life, Business and Relationships” & "Rob Versus The Scammers: Protecting The World Against Fraud, Nuisance Calls and Downright Phony Scams" and the coauthor of “Optimize This: How Two Carpet Cleaners Consistently Beat Web Designers On The Search Engines“, “The #AskDrA Book Series: Easy & Practical Answers To Enjoying Life As A New Sleever“, “No Experience Necessary: Social Media For The Boomers, Gen X-ers & The Over 50 Entrepreneur” and “Power Guesting: Insider Secrets To Profit From Being A Great Podcasting Guest” and contributor to “The Wise Guys Copywriting Handbook“. Rob has also produced books for other clients including lawyers, speakers, doctors and real estate professionals.Rob is also host of The E-Heroes Interview Series available on Apple, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify & many podcast channels. Rob works inside corporations across the globe, helping companies generate new revenue and capture online business.Rob is also available to share talks and give interviews. To learn more and to get started visit www.AnspachMedia.com or call Anspach Media at (412)267-7224 today.