Facebook Messenger Scam

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  • 24 Jan, 2024


Many of our clients are getting ominous messages through Facebook Messenger stating that their pages will be either deleted or disabled, or that they have violated a Facebook policy.

These are phishing scams and should be ignored.

Here’s how you can tell:

  1. The message or tag is from a Facebook User, not Facebook itself. Real communications from Facebook can be checked here.
  2. You may be tagged in a post and receive a notification. Facebook doesn’t work that way!
  3. There is often telltale bad writing. Think of all the spam/scam emails you’ve received over the years. They often feel just like that.
  4. They include embedded links. Generally, Facebook deals with in-app buttons and commands.

Here’s what you should do:

  1. Do not click on the links. Do not follow any of their directions.
  2. Untag your organization or page from any offending posts.
  3. Report the post or message. 

Or, if you’re a Xeno Media client, reach out to your account manager and we are happy to help you through the process!




FB scam screenshot
FB scam screenshot
FB scam screenshot

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