Fake Facebook Notification Spam

by on 12/24/2010 in Scams & Hoaxes, Security

There’s an email purporting to be from Facebook, notifying you about your recent notifications. The email is not from Facebook, the links go to http://femalerxtabletsfitness.com/ which is currently blocked and inaccessible.

The current web site is blocked because of forgery, but these scammers will eventually use other web addresses (web sites) to phish personal information from users in attempt to use that information for illegal activity.

Notice the senders address in the email. At first glance it looks like it is from Facebook until you look closer.

Example Email

Hi, you have notifications pending

From: Facebook <update+xoasdgxzmalz@facebookmail.com>
To: example@email.com

Fake Facebook Notification Spam

If you receive any notifications from Facebook, make sure the email is from Facebook.com.

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7 Responses to “Fake Facebook Notification Spam”

  1. Rajesh@Hack Facebook Account

    Dec 24th, 2010

    Phishing scams have increased a lot these days and one really needs to scrutinize each mail for its originality. Thanks for informing us about this Facebook scam.

    • Frank Jovine

      Dec 24th, 2010

      Rajesh,

      Your site is rated dangerous – FYI. Your link was removed from this comment.

  2. Christy

    Dec 26th, 2010

    I’ve been getting lots of fake messages like these lately. It sucks.

    • Frank Jovine

      Dec 27th, 2010

      Christy,

      Keep alert as these types of scams will go on for a long time.

  3. Shannon Suetos

    Dec 28th, 2010

    I have gotten a few messages like this. Fortunately, my Gmail account alerts me it may not be from the person they are saying it is. I think it was bound to happen with how big Facebook has gotten. The same thing happened to Google way back when, hopefully Facebook will be able to cut down on the spam as well.

    • Frank Jovine

      Dec 28th, 2010

      Shannon,

      Being as big as Facebook can lead to a swarm of scams and other security breeches. Thank you for the comment!

  4. C'est La Mode

    Dec 29th, 2010

    I haven’t received any like this. Thanks for the information. I was alarmed by this phishing scams.