In recent weeks, we’ve seen a surge in reports from our community regarding suspicious messages, emails, and social media communications claiming to be from Meta (formerly known as Facebook). These fraudulent messages often contain links to malicious websites or ask for personal information, such as login credentials or financial details.

How to Spot a Meta Scam:

  1. Beware the Messenger: Suspicious DMs posing as Meta? Legitimate Meta communications arrive via email, not shady social media messages. If it smells fishy, it’s likely a phish. (note this doesn’t apply if you get a reply from a Meta support chat in the same thread, those are fine – only new threads). 
  1. Inspect the Sender’s Identity: Scammers are shape-shifters, but we’ve got the magic mirror. Authentic Meta emails flaunt domains like “@meta.com” or “@facebook.com.” Anything else is a wolf in sheep’s clothing!
  1. Stay Calm Under Fire: Scammers love to crank up the drama, shouting “Urgent!” and “Act NOW!” Take a deep breath. Think twice before you wander into their digital web.
  1. Hover over Hyperlinks: Don’t take the bait! Hover your cursor over links without clicking. Ensure they lead to the real Meta website, not a perilous rabbit hole.
  1. Guard Your Digital Presence: Never, under any circumstances, divulge your passwords, credit card details, or Social Security number to unsolicited messages. Make sure you have two-factor authentication set up as well. 

 

If you receive a message and you are unsure, do not hesitate to reach out to us! 

Stay vigilant, stay secure team!