Attempted con on Facebook poker fan

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The Birmingham Mail newspaper in the UK has reported on a Facebook poker phishing scam that almost succeeded this week.

The West Mercia online gambler, who played poker on Facebook, buying electronic chips through internet payment system PayPal, has warned other players to be careful after receiving a phishing email.

He responded to the email, which appeared to come from the site, asking him for his login details and password, which he provided. That gave the scammers access to payment details, and an attempt was made to buy £180-worth of Facebook poker chips.

Fortunately for the player, there were insufficient funds in his account, and the transaction failed.

Source: InfoPowa News