Cybersecurity experts warn of Facebook Messenger ‘upgrade’ scam


Group-IB found that the fraudsters created fake accounts with names mimicking the real Facebook Messenger, and that they were using the official Messenger logo as their profile photo. — Pixabay

SINGAPORE: Scammers are targeting Singaporeans by promoting an allegedly upgraded version of Facebook Messenger that redirects victims to scam sites that steal their data.

And it appears they were promoting the scam with ads on Facebook itself.

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