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I got this in an email from  Kim Komando site today:

http://www.komando.com/tips/index.aspx?id=13509&utm_medium=nl&utm_source=alert&utm_content=2012-10-25-main

Hackers are sending out more scam email than ever before. That’s probably because it works!

Too many people click on links in email without thinking about how unsafe it is. Don’t be one of those people!

The latest scam to watch for is a fake email supposedly from Facebook. The email says that someone left an offensive comment on your Facebook wall and tells you to click a button to see the comment.

Of course, if you click the button you’re taken to a malicious site that looks like a Facebook profile page. The page installs the Blackhole exploit on your system, which allows hackers to remotely install other malware, including viruses that can steal your personal information!

There is a quick way you can tell this email is a fake. The sender address is faceb00k.com instead of facebook.com. That’s a common hacker trick that’s easy to miss.

However, even if the email sender did say facebook.com, it might still be a trick. Your best bet for staying safe is to open your browser and log in to your Facebook account manually.

If someone really did post something on your wall, it will show up as a notification in your profile. And you don’t have to worry about accidentally visiting a malicious website.

Hackers are sending out more scam email than ever before. That’s probably because it works!

Too many people click on links in email without thinking about how unsafe it is. Don’t be one of those people!

The latest scam to watch for is a fake email supposedly from Facebook. The email says that someone left an offensive comment on your Facebook wall and tells you to click a button to see the comment.

Of course, if you click the button you’re taken to a malicious site that looks like a Facebook profile page. The page installs the Blackhole exploit on your system, which allows hackers to remotely install other malware, including viruses that can steal your personal information!

There is a quick way you can tell this email is a fake. The sender address is faceb00k.com instead of facebook.com. That’s a common hacker trick that’s easy to miss.

However, even if the email sender did say facebook.com, it might still be a trick. Your best bet for staying safe is to open your browser and log in to your Facebook account manually.

If someone really did post something on your wall, it will show up as a notification in your profile. And you don’t have to worry about accidentally visiting a malicious website.

Comments on: "Facebook Fraud Fiends" (6)

  1. It’s always best to use caution when dealing with emails from strangers. That’s why I ignored the one I recently got which threatened to reveal the x-ray films of my funny bone if I didn’t send them one thousand dollars in small, unmarked bills.

  2. It’s also surprising how many people open bogus emails. Every now and then there is a local story of some poor soul who lost thousands of dollars to someone in an email scam. I never had the Facebook email, but someone recently threatened to reveal my x-ray films if I didn’t send them one thousand dollars in small unmarked bills. I turned the tables on them. I sent them American money which is practically worthless these days on the international monetary market.

  3. The things they try to pull… I’ve had a few of these come through, but they always end up in junk mail.

  4. Thank you for sharing. I actually received a notice llike this but ignored it. I figured “sticks and stones may break my bones….good thing. Thanks again. 🙂

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