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#1 ColonelExplosions

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

I recently received a suspicious email for which I have sought, in vain, for an explanation.

The email was as follows: "(my name and a random assortment of numbers)@facebook.com was recently removed from your Facebook account. If you didn't do this, someone else may have accessed your account. We can help secure your account here:".

Clicking on it led to a facebook page which said that I had to log out to access this page. It seemed suspicious, so I changed my password.

Any ideas?

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:27 PM

Please Delete the Fake Scam email - If you can, set it as SPAM in your emails -

Do not click on any of the links, or give any information if requested.
There are several similar Scam emails that relate to, your Email account needs updating etc, and ask you for some details or Click on this Link -

Delete them ALL as soon as you see them, and never click on the given links -

Regards -

#3 ColonelExplosions

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:16 PM

Please Delete the Fake Scam email - If you can, set it as SPAM in your emails -

Do not click on any of the links, or give any information if requested.
There are several similar Scam emails that relate to, your Email account needs updating etc, and ask you for some details or Click on this Link -

Delete them ALL as soon as you see them, and never click on the given links -

Regards -


I would not have clicked on the link under normal conditions. However, the link was sent under facebook's name, bore facebook's template, and also led to a facebook page. I researched it beforehand but could not find any information, and still have not found any explanation for this email. As I said, I changed my password afterwards, but the email, though probably a scam, is incredibly elaborate for a scam email.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 12:12 AM

and also led to a facebook page.

Even Scammers have Facebook pages and some fake replicas.
I get a monthly average of several emails ""from Yahoo! email"" to tell me that my details must be updated or they may close my account due to excess use.
100% Scammers, as unless you have a private email carrier, not Yahoo / Windows Live / Gmail etc, they will never ask you to update details for anything

Any email that contains >> We can help secure your account here << will 100% lead to a Scammer seeking your details for their own use, to rob you.

Thank you for bringing this up, as others may read it and know what to look out for if they ever get a similar message, and know to delete it without even reading it

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:34 PM


Please Delete the Fake Scam email - If you can, set it as SPAM in your emails -

Do not click on any of the links, or give any information if requested.
There are several similar Scam emails that relate to, your Email account needs updating etc, and ask you for some details or Click on this Link -

Delete them ALL as soon as you see them, and never click on the given links -

Regards -


I would not have clicked on the link under normal conditions. However, the link was sent under facebook's name, bore facebook's template, and also led to a facebook page. I researched it beforehand but could not find any information, and still have not found any explanation for this email. As I said, I changed my password afterwards, but the email, though probably a scam, is incredibly elaborate for a scam email.


I'll put it this way, If it didn't look like the real thing it wouldn't be very good as a scam would it.
My guess is it led to a looks like a real facebook page.

With so many users, scams abound targeted at facebook users. When I get one from facebook or ebay wanting me to verify my login I know it is a scam. I don't have a login there. Sometimes I think I may be the last person in NJ besides my brother not on facebook.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 05:43 PM

Sometimes I think I may be the last person in NJ besides my brother not on facebook.
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Add me to that list, but I think my wife must on it with all the broadband we use - :P




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