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Facebook Password Reset Confirmation! Your Support

I recently received an email from Facebook saying that my password had been reset.

Here's the text from the email:

Dear user of facebook,

Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed.
You can find your new password in attached document.

Your Facebook.

The email appears to come from the email address profile@facebook.com

Although this appears to be a legit Facebook email address, it isn't.

There are ways to mimic other people's email address, and that is exactly what has been done here.

The attachment to the email was a zipped folder called Facebook_password_3921.zip

Most people would panic thinking that their Facebook account was being hacked, and open the zipped folder instanlty which at a guess would be a virus, malware or spyware.

I was already logged into Facebook at the time and so I just refreshed the page, and I was still logged in, which proves that my password hasn't been reset at all.

If you receive this scam email from Facebook I would suggest deleting straight away.

And if you know anyone who's on Facebook please forward them this article so that they don't open the attachment either.

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