March 17, 2016

Facebook E-mail Phishing Scams

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.

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