At first glance, you might be tricked into believing that this is a legitimate email message from Facebook.
Here’s some activity you may have missed on Facebook.
1 unread message
But take a closer look.
The email claims to come from “FacebookSupport” (no space), and yet has a dodgy-looking From: address.
And why is the subject line the rather ungrammatical (and somewhat surreal, considering my name isn’t rinehart) “You have unread message that will be deleted in 5 days rinehart”?
Furthermore, it has been sent to an email address that I haven’t given to Facebook.
When I clicked on the link (which I wouldn’t recommend if you are using your own computer), my browser was taken via a number of different sites, before finally resting on an oh-so-familiar Canadian pharmacy website offering to sell me Viagra and Cialis.
Of course, the bad guys could just as easily lead you to a page designed to phish for your Facebook password, or try to install malware onto your computer if they determine it might be easy to exploit.
What’s more – do you really believe that Facebook is *ever* going to delete any of your data? Smirk…
Look out for the clues, think before you click, and keep your computer safe.
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