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How to stay safe from 'Look Who Died' scam on Facebook, know here

Protect yourself from the 'Look Who Died' scam on Facebook: use strong passwords, avoid suspicious links, enable two-factor authentication, and stay informed about online threats.

Soumya Prakash Pradhan
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How to stay safe from the 'Look Who Died' scam on Facebook, know here

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Online scams are a growing concern in today's digital world. One of the latest scams people need to be aware of is the "Look Who Died" scam.

This deceptive scheme targets people through social media platforms, aiming to trick them and gain access to their personal information.

Here is a look at "Look Who Died" scam, including how it operates, and valuable tips to safeguard yourself from becoming a victim of such fraudulent activities.

The "Look Who Died" Scam

Beware of suspicious messages from friends urging you to click on links.

Scammers may use the "Look Who Died" scam to trick you into revealing personal information.

This international scam primarily targeting Australia, with a few reported cases in India, as per India Today report.

Hackers impersonate your Facebook friends and send Messenger messages claiming someone has passed away, along with a link to a news article.

How It Works

When a scammer sends you a suspicious link, they might use a sneaky trick to get your attention.

They could create a link that leads you to an article featuring pictures of your deceased friend from your circle.

They may claim that it is in the news and if you want to read it, you have to click the link.

But if you click the link, you will be taken to a page that asks for your Facebook username and password.

So, this is a trap set by the scammer. The link actually contains harmful software that lets hackers steal your login information and personal details from your Facebook account.

Once they have your login details, they can take control of your account and lock you out.

Then, they will send the same message to all your friends on your friends' list, continuing the scam and spreading it further.

Essential Tips to Stay Safe

To stay safe from the "Look Who Died" scam or similar phishing attempts, follow these essential tips.

  • Avoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading files from unknown sources.
  • Use strong, unique passwords and enable two-factor authentication.
  • Be cautious when sharing personal information online.
  • Keep your software and devices updated with the latest security patches.
  • Stay informed about online threats and scams through reputable sources.

Remember, being proactive and implementing preventive measures is crucial to safeguard yourself from falling victim to these scams.

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