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Beware Facebook Phising Email Scam!

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Just an FYI:

 

BEWARE there's a Facebook phising email that's been going out:

 

Phishers are sending emails that mimic Facebook password reset emails, trying to get you to click on one of the links inside, which direct you to their own form that looks identical to Facebook (but isn't). Once you enter your own credentials in the reset process, they'll save and use that data to hack into your account on the real Facebook website. Don't open or click any part of these emails if you know you didn't reset your password you can always check to see who sent the email by using your cursor and double-checking by placing it over the domain of the sender to see the URL .  Without opening or clicking any links, forward any scam emails  to phish@fb.com

 

You can also check your Facebook security settings to see if a Facebook email is legit.

 

In the upper right hand corner click the down arrow and then go to SETTINGS, and then in the upper left hand corner of the screen click SECURITY & LOGIN, then go to the very BOTTOM of the page and view 

 

 See recent emails from FacebookSee a list of emails we sent you recently, including emails about securityView

 

If the email is NOT shown here, its not legit forward to phish@fb.com

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Registered: ‎03-16-2010

Re: Beware Facebook Phising Email Scam!


@SPURT wrote:

Just an FYI:

 

BEWARE there's a Facebook phising email that's been going out:

 

Phishers are sending emails that mimic Facebook password reset emails, trying to get you to click on one of the links inside, which direct you to their own form that looks identical to Facebook (but isn't). Once you enter your own credentials in the reset process, they'll save and use that data to hack into your account on the real Facebook website. Don't open or click any part of these emails if you know you didn't reset your password you can always check to see who sent the email by using your cursor and double-checking by placing it over the domain of the sender to see the URL .  Without opening or clicking any links, forward any scam emails  to phish@fb.com

 

You can also check your Facebook security settings to see if a Facebook email is legit.

 

In the upper right hand corner click the down arrow and then go to SETTINGS, and then in the upper left hand corner of the screen click SECURITY & LOGIN, then go to the very BOTTOM of the page and view 

 

 See recent emails from FacebookSee a list of emails we sent you recently, including emails about securityView

 

If the email is NOT shown here, its not legit forward to phish@fb.com


@SPURT 

 

Thanks for this!  I didn't even know this option existed. 👍

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Registered: ‎03-14-2010

Re: Beware Facebook Phising Email Scam!

There are many things on FB that you should not click on or open...polls, surveys, quizzes that require any personal information at all should be deleted or not opened at all.