Received FAKE Facebook e-mail? Check how to verify original, stop fraudsters from owning your account
Fake Facebook Email Fraud Scam: Have you received an email from Facebook? This may be fake.
Fake Facebook Email Fraud Scam: Have you received an email from Facebook? This may be fake. Before opening the email, you should first make sure that you have received the original mail, not the fake one created by fraudsters to lure you into a trap. Before opening such emails, you need to check if they have come from the official facebookmail.com and review recent emails sent to you from a list in your Security and Login Setting. Scammers often create fake emails looking like they are from Facebook. The social media website says that these emails may look like:
- Notifications about friend requests, messages, events, photos and videos.
- False mail claiming you went against Facebook Community Standards.
- Mails with warnings that something will happen to your account if you don't update it or take a certain action.
- Mails with claims or offers sounding too good to be true (such as winning a Facebook Lottery.)
You should never open the emails or attachments that look strange, suspicious or make you uncomfortable. You should report such emails to firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the report links appearing throughout Facebook.
To review recent e-mails sent from Facebook, follow these steps:
1. Go to Security and Login Settings by clicking in the top right of Facebook, clicking Settings and clicking Security and Login.
2. Scroll down to See recent emails from Facebook and click View. Here, Facebook will show you the recent security emails (such as a request to change your password) from the last two weeks in your Security tab.
Facebook says, "If you see an email saying we've changed your password or made a change to your Facebook account that you don't remember doing, you can click I Didn't Do This or Secure your account to let us know so we can help you review recent activity."
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Facebook will also show you any other recent emails sent by it in the last two days in your Other tab. "If we send an email containing a special link or a security code, we may hide that information in your Security and Login Settings to help protect your Facebook account. You'll need to be able to log into your email account in order to view it," says the social media website.
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