Some of the most significant information is sitting on people’s social websites. Facebook encourages the advertising of member’s birthdate with all kinds of flashy and shiny groups and games. Outside of Facebook, many people are protecting their insurance and banking information through a date of birth passcode. Once a groups takes a piece of your personal data, they can transfer those ‘credentials’ to other accounts to gain access and further steal and distribute your info outside of the country .
Currently, the Russian Mafia is a part of these Facebook scams. Once this technology has stopped producing enough money for the Ukrainian group, they will resell this to another country. Remember: These thieves steal passwords or install fake Facebook login pages, and skim the password entry information and then steal the private data in your account. Then they send a letter begging for wire transfers. They will learn who your spouse is and send an email pretending to be you. Usually a personal email, the note claims that the sender is in fact a victim of theft, without a passport nor money, stuck in England. They need money (850 pounds) to be wired through Western Union immediately and to keep all contact to remain through Internet only.
Luckily, this is a problem that is resolved through both Facebook and reading a previous post about designing complex passwords. If you have a simple password in Facebook and your friends are not telling you that you have been spoofed, reset your password RIGHT NOW – before you are a victim.
If you are a victim of this problem, please click here and let Facebook know that you have been spoofed.