If you got an email from eBay saying “Important – eBay Password Reset Required”, and are wondering whether it is a scam or legitimate, you’re not alone. Here’s the scoop.
Over the holidays many people seem to have either gotten notices of the Fraley vs Facebook settlement, or Fraley versus Facebook has otherwise been brought to their attention. Many people are wondering whether Fraley vs Facebook is a hoax, or hoping to find that Fraley v. Facebook is legit. Well, we’re here to tell you that it’s legit. Read on.
“Your account protection status: low” screams the alert on Facebook. “Increase protection” it offers. Is it a scam? A virus? Or is it really Facebook giving you a warning? It turns out that the warning really is from Facebook, but it’s not nearly as urgent as they would lead you to believe.
In an effort to clean up after a phishing attack on Twitter, Twitter is targeting some Twitter accounts as “possibly compromised”, and proactively disabling the current password for the account, and sending a “Please change your twitter password” email, which asks you to “please create a new password by opening this link”. While we give them a great deal of credit for being so proactive, the irony is that the email Twitter is sending looks just like the phishing efforts that lead to this problem in the first place! So, if you get a “Please change your twitter password” email, what should you do? Read on.