Watch Out! Facebook Meta-Trap: Avoid Becoming A Victim Of Fraud On The Social Media Platform

There are a variety of fraud options in the digital world.
Facebook’s users now have to be careful: Criminals are at work at the meta service.
Dortmund-Keeping in today’s world is easy.
Whether via WhatsApp, Telegram or-for Facebook users-via Meta-Messenger.

Whether via text or voice message: the ways of communication are versatile.
But now culprits want to shamelessly take advantage of this.

Chat trap at Meta: Facebook users are asked to check out

As ESET, an online portal for digital security, reports, according to WhatsApp, a fraud stitch should now be tried at the next meta service.
According to this, Facebook users receive a message from a supposed contact from the friends list.
Videos of the TikTok platform are often to be advertised and linked.
Or ominous (lucky) game portals are the destination address.


The tricky: The users are asked to register.
Or a costly subscription should be completed in the TikTok videos.
ESET experts therefore advise the Messenger service (more digital at ).

Chat trap at Meta: Facebook users are asked to check out

Fraudsters are currently on the road with fraudulent advertising or fictitious profit notifications at Meta Messenger.
Recipients should click on a link that allegedly leads to the TikTok social network, but is diverted, explains Jeri Kerouac, head of the ESET research laboratory in Brno.
And further: In Germany we are currently seeing cases of supposed profits.
To do this, users should provide personal data that then leads to an expensive SMS subscription.

Chat trap at Meta: Facebook users are asked to check out

But it can also happen, as ESET explains that users are forwarded to a YouTube-like player.
In order to watch the video, an app must be downloaded.
Prevention to a website with adult content is also possible.
In all cases, the attackers try to persuade users to pay, the report says.
ESET also gives important advice on how to behave on Facebook in the event of a phishing message.
The portal advises checking the news for grammar and spelling if you are not sure whether it is a phishing attempt.
In addition, you shouldn’t just click on the left, let alone leave contact details.
In any case, victims of a fraud message should also report this to the responsible consumer protection center.
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