Thursday, April 30, 2009

FBstarter: Another Facebook Phishing Scam to Look Out for

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Yesterday, it was the FBaction Facebook phishing scam that caused a great deal of commotion. Today's Facebook phishing scam is known as FBstarter (let's hope this is not the start of a trend here). Similarly to FBaction, Facebook users may receive a message containing a link that directs them to This site looks like a normal Facebook login page, but if the user logs in from this page, the login credentials will be sent right to the scammer.

So, here's what to do in order to make sure your information is not exploited:
  • Do not click on any links that contain "fbstarter" or "fbaction" in them
  • Avoid putting any extra sensitive informaiton on your Facebook account, such as credit card numbers
  • Always make sure you are at the official Facebook website page when you are logging in - the URL will simply be
All in all, as long as you follow these steps and use common sense, you should be fine and will not be affected by this Facebook phishing scam.


  1. good warning. a lot of scammers out there. thanks again.

  2. I couldn't open facebook inbox and I was given warning message from FB Team. What's going on? Thank's