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Facebook Scam: Ah the armchair warrior strikes yet again

There is a very weird Facebook scam circulating on the internet that uses fake Facebook profiles, as well as hijacked Facebook profiles in order to spam an odd message that says something similar to “Ah the armchair warrior strikes yet again.”

If you receive this Facebook message, do not reply. You can simply block and report the Facebook account if you wish.

These types of Facebook message scams usually have several different types of outcomes and are developed for different reasons. In some cases the user may attempt to strike up a conversation in order to bait Facebook users to sign up for a commercial service or to collect sensitive user data, in other cases the fake or hacked Facebook account may provide malicious links that install malware or direct users to malicious or suspicious websites, including never-ending survey websites designed to collect manually submitted user information.

Message Example:

Becca McDonald: Ah the armchair warrior strikes yet again. Why you feel the need to abuse complete strangers on Facebook is beyond me, nevermind a minor.

Oh yes and I am my mum have reported you to Facebook and have no blocked you. Bye (icon)

Solution:

If your Facebook account has been affected by this scam please see the recommended steps below.

  • Change your Facebook password (located in your Facebook Settings) and make sure to log out of every device when prompted to.

remove Facebook app

  • Remove suspicious Facebook Apps (Settings > Apps).
  • If you believe your computer is infected with malware we recommend to download and install reputable Anti-Malware software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Once installed, update the software, and run a scan for malicious files. *This software is available free or as a full version.

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