You or a business owner you know may have recently experienced receiving a Meta Business spam message, allegedly from Meta or Facebook, claiming “Your Business Page Has Been Disabled” or “Violations detected may result in your Page being removed”.
Understanding Meta Business Spam Message Fraud
Phishing fraudsters often impersonate trusted entities like Meta (formerly known as Facebook) to trick users into disclosing confidential information. In the case of Meta Business Manager phishing fraud, these attackers aim to obtain login credentials, financial data, and other sensitive information associated with your business’s advertising accounts.
How Do I Know if a Message is a Scam?
Any suspicious message that comes to your Facebook, Instagram, or Meta inbox is most likely spam. Meta will not contact you that way, but rather through notifications in Meta Business Manager or an email to the address linked to your business account.
Don’t trust messages threatening to delete or ban your account, including ones demanding personal or business information from you. Fraudsters often use urgency and threats to manipulate victims. If an email or message claims that your account will be suspended unless you take immediate action, consider it a red flag.
Inconsistent language can be a dead giveaway. Phishing emails often contain grammatical errors and inconsistencies in language, which can be a sign of a fraudulent message.
Emails from Facebook or Instagram about your account will only come from email addresses ending in @mail.instagram.com or @facebookmail.com.
What Should I Do If I Get A Meta Business spam message?
Turn on two-factor authentication for additional account security.
Don’t click any links in messages like this. Mimicked URLs: Always double-check the URLs in any email or message. Cybercriminals often create convincing but fake websites that closely resemble the official Meta Business Manager login page.
Don’t answer messages asking for your password, social security number, or credit card information. Legitimate communication from Meta typically won’t request sensitive information via email.
Do Not Respond: Avoid interacting with the email or message. Do not provide any information or click on any links.
Report to Meta: Forward the suspicious email to Meta’s official support or security team. They can investigate the matter and provide guidance.
Change Passwords: If you suspect your credentials have been compromised, change your password for Meta Business Manager and any other accounts that share the same password.
Contact SageMG! You can forward us Meta Business spam messages or screenshots of messages you receive and ask us to verify if they are legitimate or not. We want to ensure that our client’s accounts are safe and sound, so we’d prefer you send us any and all suspicious emails and messages, and that goes for all social media and digital tools!
When in doubt, don’t click, respond, or interact with suspicious messages, and always send them our way!
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