FaceBook Messenger “Hack”
“I think you are in this video” or similar Videos with no explanation “please share” “Attachment Unavailable”
Do not click and do not share!
When you click on the links, they will often propagate and send the same link to a lot or all your Messenger contacts.
You didn’t get “hacked” but Messenger just automatically forwarded the same link as you clicked on. This doesn’t mean they have your log in information – it just means an annoying or malicious link is just making the rounds through Messenger. The headline is compelling to make you want to click on it.
When I get one of these, I delete it from the conversation. I message the person who sent it to let them know and ask if they intended to send it. Every time they didn’t willfully send it.
Don’t panic but do inform your friends on FaceBook that you didn’t intentionally send the message – but above all DO NOT CLICK ON IT! PR
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