Phony Facebook Email

Mark Berry June 3, 2010

Recently I received a very legitimate-looking email supposedly from Facebook. It wanted me to click on a link to read a message. Even though the visible link text shows the link going to facebook.com, the actual link would have taken me to a Romanian web site.

The trick:  in Outlook 2007, hover over (do not click on) the link with your mouse. The real destination will appear in a small window. If the address doesn’t match the one in the email, or if you are not sure it is the valid address of a trusted vendor, don’t click on it!

Phony Facebook Email


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