Fake Facebook account deactivation email

Sunbelt reports that in a spam run that may at first glance appear to be a phishing attempt aimed at getting your login credentials, mailboxes around the world have been filled with an email supposedly coming from “The Facebook Team”:

Since the latest changes of Facebook’s security settings have caused quite a stir, and many people did deactivate their accounts, it is obvious that these spammers count on people who haven’t to be worried that their account has been mistakenly deactivated.

Luckily for them, a click on the “Sign In” link in the email does not take them to a phishing site, but to a Canadian Pharmacy site that tries to peddle their wares. Annoying? Yes – but less harmful than phishing.

Still, users should be careful when clicking on links in emails and avoid those in unsolicited emails.

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