Following Facebook’s 10-Q report earlier this month that revealed a staggering number of fake accounts, roughly 83.09 million accounts all in all, Facebook is announcing a dedicated email address to report those scams. Facebook users can now report phishing scams on the platform by sending reports to firstname.lastname@example.org, an email address available to the public to report phishing attempts. As you know, phishing is actually an attempt to acquire personal information such as username, password, or financial information via impersonation or spoofing. So if you have experienced any of these, you can write to email@example.com to report them.
“By providing Facebook with reports, we can investigate and request for browser blacklisting and site takedowns where appropriate. We will then work with our eCrime team to ensure we hold bad actors accountable. Additionally, in some cases, we’ll be able to identify victims, and secure their accounts,” Facebook said. The social network previously explained that out of the 8.7 percent fake accounts it has estimated, 4.8 percent of them are duplicate accounts, 2.4 percent of them can be considered as user-misclassified, and the remaining 1.5 percent are spam.