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Lichfield MP has Facebook account blocked after phishing scam

Michael Fabricant

Michael Fabricant

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant’s Facebook account has been blocked by administrators in the US after being targeted by a phishing scam.

The attack on his account meant rogue messages were automatically sent out from his computer to more than 1,500 people.

The account was targeted as part of the Goldbase phishing scheme – the latest cyber attack on Facebook users.

And Mr Fabricant has been forced to his Facebook friends after the incident. He said:

“I am devastated. This has never happened to me before and I can only apologise.  If any of my Facebook friends get a message from me called ‘Look at this’ – Don’t!  I did when I received a similar message and look what happened to me.  Outlawed from cyberspace and unable to communicate now with my cyber friends.”

The Lichfield MP has now changed his password and emailed Facebook a begging message asking for his account to be restored. He added:

 “I hope to be back up and running on Facebook soon.”

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