Fake Emails

Look out for fake emails that look like they came from Facebook. These emails may include false notifications for things like friend requests, messages, events, photos, and videos. Sometimes, they also include links to false Facebook pages that attempt to steal your login information or prompt you to download malware. Never click on links in suspicious emails, and if you do accidentally download malware, follow the instructions on the "Resources" tab to clean up your computer.

Photo/Video Spam

Be wary of Wall posts or messages claiming there's a photo or video of you on another site. These are usually phishing sites made to look like Facebook or sites that prompt you to download malware. These sites may also ask you to create a new account in the hope that you’ll use the same login and password that you use for Facebook. Once you've created an account, the spammer will use your login info to try to access your Facebook account, and will then spam all of your friends with the same message. This is another good reason to use unique logins and passwords for the sites you access on the Internet.

419 Scam

Watch out for messages from friends claiming to be stranded and asking for money. These messages are typically sent by scammers who have taken over the friend's account. If you have received or sent a message like this, please contact us so that we can make sure your and your friends’ accounts are secure.

The Koobface Worm

If your account has been used to send spam, and you think your computer is infected with the "Koobface" worm or another virus, please visit one of the online anti-virus scanners from the Helpful Links list, and reset your password.

False Chain Letter

Watch out for messages claiming that Facebook is becoming overpopulated and suggesting that accounts will be deleted. This message is false and did not come from Mark Zuckerberg or Facebook. It can be safely disregarded and deleted.
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