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New Facebook Scam Asks You to Download an Attachment

Beware of the Latest Facebook Scam

I've already told you how to avoid getting hacked on Twitter, but there's a new Facebook scam out there that's not only hacking into your accounts, it's also downloading a virus onto your computer. If you receive an email with the following message, beware — it's a scam:

Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed. You can find your new password in the attached document.

Sneaky little scammers, right? Whatever you do, don't download the attachment! This one could fool you because the email is coming from help@facebook.com, but trust me, it's not from the Facebook team. Facebook will never send you an email with an attachment or ask you to reset your password anywhere off of the site. Pass the warning around to your friends, and if you do end up getting hacked, head to the Facebook help page to see what to do next.

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cheekyredhead cheekyredhead 5 years
When my FB got hacked I lost all my followers. Worse--- FB basically didn't care less. They just kept sending me a message saying that they had repaired the issue. Their "repair" was simply doing nothing. It saddens me because FB was a great tool to drive followers to my blog and websites. By essentially not giving a cr@p about my followers FB forced me to move onto other networking sites who have a bit more integrity. If someone was really smart they'd create something as user-friendly as sugar and create a better network. Actually, I'd use Sugar instead for this purpose if they'd just come up with a bit more secure site, enable networking mail and IM.
Capwell Capwell 5 years
Don't have a fb account I've thought about it but can never quite commit to it.
ShantiAfriWaress ShantiAfriWaress 5 years
lol
KadBunny KadBunny 5 years
Boy am I glad I don't have a fb right now. I just got hacked in January and have been too embarrassed to reactivate it since. My gullible ass would have fallen for this one too.
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