A new scam going around Facebook recently begins with a message to page owners about a new “Fan Page Verification Program.” From there, users are prompted to share their Facebook email and password, which is part of a phishing scam.
Similar to another scam that targeted page admins in the past, the message purports to be from Facebook Security and is designed to trick users into sharing their Facebook login information. This latest scam, detailed by Hoax-Slayer, tells page owners that they qualify for a new security feature and must choose a 10-digit security code by May 30, otherwise their page could be suspended. The message includes a link to a site with form fields for their page URL, email address, password and a “transferring code” of their choice.
Page owners should beware of phishing attempts like these, remembering to never enter their Facebook password anywhere outside of Facebook.com and being careful about sharing any information in third-party apps and page tabs.
Here is a screenshot of the Fan Page Verification Program indicated as a scam by Hoax-Slayer.
The following is the text from the scam message being sent to page owners:
Dear Facebook User,
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.
To complete this process you must choose a 10-digit number (it can be any number) and that number will be assigned as your Security code”. This code will be the new passphrase for changing anything important for your Fan Page, like the Admin roles or other important settings.
Please be aware that this process it’s open only until 30.05.2013 and it’s mandatory to complete it. If you don’t, your Fan Page will be suspended permanently since it is not considered safe for the wide audience.
Please visit the link below to complete the process: