Email scams are nothing new, yet people still get sucked in by them all the time! One such scam that we've seen resurface lately is the Facebook email scam. The text can vary slightly, but it will generally look like this:
“Recently there have been reports citing copyright violations of your Facebook posts, so we require you to urgently contact Facebook Support to resolve this issue before we shut down your page.
Get in touch with Facebook Business Support:
https://somefraudulentwebsite.com (Note: The URLs vary to reflect the URL of this scammer’s site).
This notice is valid only 24 hours and if you don’t take action we will suspend your account without further notice.”
The link will take you to a fake email page where you unknowingly give the scammer all your login credentials allowing them to contact any of your friends and scam them, use your saved credit card information to post fraudulent ads... the list goes on.
So how do you know it's fake? Well, first off Facebook will only not send you these emails. They may notify you that you have a message in your inbox, but you will first have to login to see it. Pay attention to the login page address! If it is anything other than facebook.com, it's fake.
If you receive one of these emails, mark it as spam, send it to the junk and/or delete it. Simple as that!
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