Have you received an Email which just looks like an Email from Facebook? But when you click the link given in the mail, you might land on some page which looks like Facebook Log in page but which might be somewhat different from original Log in page of Facebook. Then, you might be the victim of phishing attack by spoofed mails. In today’s security learn; let’s discuss about Spoofed emails, how to identify them and how to report them to Facebook.
What are Spoofed Emails?
Spoofed Emails use forged address as sender to look like a genuine sender. The mail is well formatted to look like as if it has come from Facebook. Spammers or Scammers generally create such phony emails as an attempt of phishing. These mails are generally convincing and make people click on the links given there. Phishing emails are sent to get the account details, mainly password.
How to Identify Spoofed Emails?
Spoofed Emails may contain the message asking your password or log in details. Sometimes they look like Facebook notification, so the message may contain notification about friend request, messages, events, photos, videos. These emails sometimes tell that you have won Facebook Lottery and then tell to click at some suspicious link. Some emails have warnings about Facebook account so that the user will immediately click the link to save the account and the hackers can get the password. Spoofed Emails may contain attachments too or sometimes false blames like you are abusing someone on Facebook.
Always remember that Facebook will never ask for Password in email. Also Facebook never sends password in an attachment. Never open such suspicious attachments.
How to protect account from phishing and report Spoofed Emails to Facebook :
If you receive such phony emails, follow these steps :
- Never reply to such emails
- Never give log in details
- Don’t click any suspicious link.
- Always log in with https and www.facebook.com. Before logging in always check the URL, if you feel it different from facebook.com just type facebook.com in your browser to reach the original site.
- Always use latest versions of Browsers as they have built in security protections and they might warn you if you are reaching any distrustful site.
- Also run antivirus software to stay protected from adware, malware or virus.
- And most important step, report the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have clicked any doubtful link by mistake, immediately change the password of your Facebook account.
- Also report spam links by clicking on report option near posts, links, photos on Facebook.
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