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Facebook scams are not a new thing. The social media platform has been around for well over a decade and its ever-changing interface và innovative sầu security measures did not stop the scammers. They made them creative. 

One of the popular Facebook’s safety measures is a two-step verification process. The process allows you lớn add another security method in addition to your password when logging in from a new browser or device. 

The additional method most people choose is a confirmation code text, and this is where the scammers come in. If you didn’t try to log in to lớn Facebook but keep getting random spam texts with a confirmation code, you might be a target of a scam. 


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What Is SMS or Text Spam?

SMS spam can be any unsolicited text message sent to lớn your cellphone. The purpose of such messages varies. 

They could be kinh doanh messages aiming to sell you something or info texts coming from various companies. But a text could also be a phishing attempt, which is usually the case with dubious confirmation-code texts from Facebook. 

Phishing via SMS, also called SMSishing or Smishing, happens when a scammer is using texts to lớn coax their victims into disclosing private info.

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Similar lớn robocalls, phishing scams use massive-outreach and auto-dialer technology. This type of spam is illegal according to the CAN-SPAM Act texting regulations because it uses internet-to-phone SMS methods. 

With Facebook spam text messages scammers may not even use this type of technology in case they are targeting your account specifically. 

What Is the Process Behind Spam Text Messages for Facebook Confirmation?

When you have sầu two-factor authentication turned on và try to log into lớn Facebook from a new browser, the first step is entering your password. After that, you’ll get a text with your Facebook confirmation code, which you should type in the login window. 

Scammers have found a way to lớn take advantage of this process và this is how it usually works:

You’ll get a message from a number containing Facebook confirmation code và a linkIf you cliông xã on a link, it will take you khổng lồ a kém chất lượng Facebook page asking you lớn type in the confirmation code to lớn log in. You might be asked to type in your password as wellThe scammer, who already has your phone number, now has access to the confirmation code (và maybe your password) & can access your Facebook account

There are a few variations of the scam, but this is the most comtháng one. Getting access to your Facebook tài khoản does not only harm your privacy but can lead lớn the breach in your other accounts (if you have sầu connected apps, or use the same or similar passwords).

Are All Spam Text Messages With Verification Code From Facebook a Scam?

Not necessarily. There are plenty of reasons why you might be getting these messages:

You tried to lớn log in from a new browser and forgot you have two-step authentication turned onSomeone else accidentally typed in your number in their Facebook settings & is trying to log in lớn their accountFacebook is glitching & sending you delayed verification messagesSomeone is trying to log inlớn your Facebook account by accident, which happens if you saved your credentials on a device with multiple users

You could also receive a verification code message if a bot is attempting lớn guess your password or someone is trying khổng lồ haông chồng your account, in which case you might be dealing with a scam.

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How Do I Recognize a Dangerous Facebook Confirmation Code Text Spam Message?

This is a tricky question. Facebook confirmation code texts are usually short, so there is not much room for mistakes and telltale signs. 

Here are some points that may help you verify if a text from Facebook is real: 

The Link

Legitimate verification messages from Facebook don’t include liên kết. 

You will get a code that you have sầu lớn enter inkhổng lồ a login screen that is already open in your browser, so sending link would make no sense

The Code

The verification code from Facebook is a six-digit number. There are no hyphens between the numbers and no letters or symbols
The Sender

The standard American telephone number is a ten-digit number. Texts from Facebook will come from a four or five-digit phone number, or the sender will not have sầu a number at all, just a name

All these factors could be red flags, but a clever scammer will know how khổng lồ go around them. The main rule to lớn follow is: If you get an unexpected verification code message from Facebook, treat it like a scam & take necessary steps to lớn protect yourself.

How To Bloông chồng và Report Spam Text Messages for Facebook Confirmation

As long as the sender didn’t hide their number, you can report it using one of these methods:

7726 Spam-reporting service—forward the message lớn the numberReport option on your phone

Another method is lớn block suspicious numbers using one of the third-các buổi party apps. You can also bloông chồng spam messages on Android or stop spam texts on an iPhone with the help of oered.org.

Additional Methods To Protect Yourself From Spam Text Messages With a Verification Code From Facebook

Here are some guidelines you can follow to protect your Facebook account:

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DON’T

Change your password to a stronger oneTurn on Login Notifications from your Security and Login settingsCheông xã your logins on the Security Settings pageLog out of all sessions from the Where you’re logged in section on your Security & Login Settings pageRespond khổng lồ any texts from Facebook, not even with STOPCliông chồng on linksEnter the code anywhere

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If the scam goes too far and scammers try khổng lồ get money from you, oered.org can help. Here are the steps khổng lồ follow when the criminals ask for your credit card detail: 

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The scammers will try lớn collect the payment, but won’t manage to lớn do it because our virtual credit thẻ is not connected khổng lồ any payment source. 

oered.org goes a step further. Our app will unmask the scammer’s info và provide the details that will serve as admissible evidence in court. You now have sầu solid grounds khổng lồ file a lawsuit and receive sầu up khổng lồ $3000 in compensation. 

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Text-message spamming is a booming trkết thúc and you will come across it at some point. While some are a mere annoyance, like political spam texts, others could be dangerous. 

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