This is the infamous “is that you” scam. Basically you would end up getting a message from one of your friends that would show a video ostensibly from another friend’s profile and the friend that has messaged you would be asking you if you are in the video. It’s usually implied that you have been recorded doing something scandalous or embarrassing, and this is often enough to entice users into clicking on the link.
Clicking on the link would result in you suffering from a pretty serious phishing attack, though, so you might want to avoid doing this. What’s more is that the malicious actors are going to end up sending all of your Facebook friends similar messages as well which is how this phishing campaign ends up spreading in the first place.
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This scam has apparently targeted over 455,000 people in Germany, and it has started to spread to the UK as well. It is unlikely that it will turn into a major issue, but that doesn’t mean that you should be vigilant. Avoid clicking on any such messages because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making you lose access to your account and you might not be able to get it back.
FACEBOOK UPDATE – “Is that you” scam on Facebook. DO NOT click on a link from a friend that claims you are in image/video. This will know your location, then lead you to malicious Facebook page & harvest your credentials and infect it with adware or other malware. #phishing pic.twitter.com/xCz1dPNNN5
— Breconshire Police (@DPPBrecon) February 16, 2021
H/T: CN blog.
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