About once a month I get a warning from Facebook in my inbox. Facebook Support <firstname.lastname@example.org> It says:
Dear user of facebook,
Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed.
You can find your new password in attached document.
It also has an attached document:
Let me point out what’s wrong with this:
- Facebook doesn’t e-mail you for this reason unless you request it.
- It says, “Dear user of facebook” Facebook should be capitalized and Facebook would actually say “Dear Facebook user.”
- They don’t do this: provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed.
- clients? A line above that they called us ‘users’ ?
- new password in attached document. NO WAY, If you requested your password to be ‘reset’ (not changed but reset) They would make a new password for you and send it in the message, not an attachment.
- IT’S a .zip file. It could be anything (most likely an auto-opening .exe or .dmg)
- Thanks, Your Facebook. ; They actually capitalized Facebook this time but should it be like this:
- This will get sent to people that don’t even have Facebook 🙂
Facebook Team (or credentials department)
So there is 8 reasons why this e-mail is FAKE. NEVER trust these types of e-mails for ANY website and especially do not open an attachment if you don’t know what it REALLY is! Today, I blocked the sender which looks email@example.com. (I doubt it is from facebook.com.) Nice try Scammer!