It has come to the attention of the Tipperary Times that some of our readers have been recently sent a link to “Verify their accounts”.
James from Roscrea in Tipperary was presented with the following fraudulent message after uploading some images
Key features which show this is a fraudulent page are how the Url shortcode uses tinyurl.com for a shortcode and not Facebooks own fb.com shortcode system. Facebook occasionally ask users to verify there account, but don’t use links which bring users to an external site
The FAKE security page then goes on to ask users to enter all there personal details. We clearly advise people NOT to do this as this is a fraudulent site. The site url is an independent external website who have no affiliation to Facebook
We advise people to avoid this at all costs
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