Facebook messages?

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  1. Poisonivy

    Poisonivy Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi all,
    I got a text message on my iPhone followed by an email purported to be from Facebook.
    I deactivated my account years ago so I'm puzzled..... I didn't click on the 'Log in with one click' link of course.
    Has anyone else had these messages.
    Are they actually from FB?

    Email below......




    [​IMG] Facebook





    Hi (My name)

    We've noticed that you're having trouble with logging in to your account. If you need help, click the button below and we'll log you in.


    Log In with One Click


    Why have you received this email?

    There was an unsuccessful login attempt on your account. If this wasn't you, let us know.
     
  2. J. A.

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    Did you take a look at the sender’s email address? A correct address should end with ...@facebookmail.com.
     
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    Yes I did and it doesn't end like that, in the drop down it says it's from...
    <security@facebook.com>
    Lower down it says....
    mailed by: facebookmail.com
    Signed by: facebookmail.com
     
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    I think it’s a phishing email, designed to get your log in credentials and probably much more.
     
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    Yup. I get the ones that are supposedly from Apple. But as said, they are just a scam to get you to click onto the link or whatever, and to get your personal info. Delete it or send it to your junk mail so you don’t receive them anymore.
     
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    Report the email to Facebook. The address is phish@fb.com.
     
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    Thanks everyone, that's been a big help :)
     
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    Glad to help.
     

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