This post is to warn friends & readers on ongoing scam happening on Facebook. One of my friend’s Facebook account was hacked and the hacker used my friend’s account to message all his friend including me.
The modus operandi is fairly simple, the hacker will message all the friends to request for their mobile number. Unaware of the friend’s account being hacked, I gave my friend my phone no.
Using the phone no, the hacker will request for payment for their game credit or mobile wallet. The confirmation PIN was sent to my SMS and the hacker requested me to print screen and send him.
If I did not sense something was wrong with the received SMS, I will be charged RM65.00 and god knows whether the payment will be charged repeatedly.
Not suspecting anything, I gave my contact to my friend.
However upon receiving the SMS, I became suspicious as the message indicate the serial no and pin code that any phone can activate it.
Unfortunately there were victims. If 100 out of 1000 friends fell for this scam, the hacker easily earned RM6,200 per account.
Facebook should tighten the security to reduce the frequent hacks of personal accounts as nowadays we rely too heavily on social media.