beware: new facebook phishing scam

Facebook Logothere is a new facebook phishing scam making the rounds. it is designed to get you to give your account name and password to thieves or vandals, who will hack your account and use it to send email spam, purchase things, or simply try to humiliate you.

the email looks like this:


Subject: new login system
Dear Facebook user,
In an effort to make your online experience safer and more enjoyable, Facebook will be implementing a new login system that will affect all Facebook users. These changes will offer new features and increased account security.
Before you are able to use the new login system, you will be required to update your account.
Click here to update your account online now.
If you have any questions, reference our New User Guide.
The Facebook Team


as a rule of thumb, never follow an email link to a login. always always always go to your trusted bookmark or type in the url of the home page of the website when you want to login or change passwords. never follow links form emails asking for login, password, or credit card information. these often link to urls that are off by one letter or appear to be where you want to go, but actually lead to a corrupt website.

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