Ah yes, email scammers certainly love Facebook, because they know that Facebook users have become like trained monkeys, always clicking on any link to see who has said what about them. This latest scam, which takes you to a site in Russia, draws you in by saying that someone commented on your photo (in our example, it says “Blake Jones commented on your photo”).
Here’s how that email looks to the untrained eye – would you click on any of the links (“Blake Jones” “Photo of You” and “See Comment” are all linked…to the evil site – and this time we don’t mean Facebook).
Here’s the text of our sample:
From: email@example.com (note the misspelling if ‘comments’, not that it matters as this is going to bounce anyways if you hit ‘reply’)
To: [deleted] Subject: Blake Jones commented your photo.
Blake Jones commented on Photo of You.
Reply to this email to comment on this photo.
This message was sent to [deleted]. If you don’t want to receive these emails from Facebook in the future, please unsubscribe.
Facebook, Inc., Attention: Department 415, PO Box 10001, Palo Alto, CA 92387
But, check out where these links really lead:
Remember, always go directly to your Facebook account in your browser, never click on the links in email.
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