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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Don’t Fall for the Facebook Password Reset Scam

Receive an email from Facebook claiming your password has been reset and that you need to download a file to obtain your new password? Hey! Me too.

Sound phishy? It should.

Fake email notifications that look like they are being sent from Facebook are becoming more common.

These emails include false notifications for things like friend requests, password resets, messages, events, photos, and videos, as well as false accusations of Facebook site abuse.

If an email looks strange, don’t click on any of the links in it, and delete it from your inbox immediately. Be especially wary of emails that ask you to update your account, tell you to open an attachment, or warn you to take some other urgent action.

For more information on the latest scams and how to protect yourself, visit Facebook’s security page.

Also, look for typos in these fake emails. There are usually one or two.