Updated: Facebook currently investigating suspicious page

REUTERS

Newsbook.com.mt has reached out to Facebook for comment on the situation and has been told that they are currently investigating and will provide more information shortly.

Suspicious account attempts to scam Maltese Facebook pages

An unspecified number of Maltese Facebook accounts have been sent a notification from a Facebook page calling itself ‘Facebok Support’.

Account owners are being notified that their accounts are being mentioned by the page.

When Newsbook.com.mt investigated the page, named Facebook pages are informed that their accounts have ‘been reported by others about lies’ and that in order to ‘prevent this, you need to verify your account’

Newsbook.com.mt has contacted both Front Ħarsien ODZ and Għaqda tal-Malti, the first two on the list, to understand their reaction.

Both representatives explained that they were hesitant to engage with the notification and have instead chosen to avoid going further with it.

Newsbook.com.mt understands that the website was created today (15th February 2019)

You can follow the link to see if your Facebook page has appeared on the website here

Newsbook.com.mt urges Maltese Facebook users who have received a notification from this page, to report the page to Facebook support.