ALERT: Facebook Password Reset Confirmation Is Fake

Share Safe IconFacebook users are currently reporting that they’ve been receiving an email that states “Facebook Password Reset Confirmation” but as usual, this email is completely fake. In fact, it’s not only fake but it also contains a virus. Facebook is currently letting users know that the email -Error Icon-is fake but they need help in spreading the word, so be sure to let your friends know!

The text of the message is as follows:

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 the attached document.

Thanks,
Your Facebook.

The message is spoofed and shows up as coming from “Facebook Support” at help@facebook.com, although that’s really not the source. Downloading the attachment to your computer could do serious damage and it could also result in a compromised Facebook account. If you have downloaded the application you should install a virus scanner and also change your Facebook password.

If your account still ends up getting hacked, you should reclaim your account by following the directions on this help page. Also be sure to let your friends know about the email scam so they don’t become victims as well.

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