Yesterday I received an e-mail that stated the following:
“Somebody recently asked to reset your Facebook password”
The next line read:
“Click here to change your password”
Further down the page was the following:
“Didn’t request this change? If you didn’t request a new password, let us know immediately”
Then there was a button you could click to change your password or to let them know immediately that you didn’t make a request to change your facebook password.
Uh, RED FLAG people!!!
When you get e-mails like this from familiar applications that you use pretty frequently STOP and THINK before you click anything in that e-mail.
Go back over your security settings on the applications that you use because 9 times out of 10 these companies will never ask you to make a correction through your e-mail account.
I did go back and check my facebook security settings. Once I looked everything over I flagged the e-mail as "Spam" as well as “Phishing” so that my e-mail client’s security team could investigate the matter further.
Remember, just because something sounds real or comes to your e-mail inbox doesn’t mean it’s legit.