Scam Signature Message: Marc Zucckerburg Laptop Giveaway
Scam Type: Phishing
Trending: March 2011
Why it’s a Scam:
Several users are receiving messages like the ones shown above and below. One address being used to spread the scam is notification+ovi6ee=e@facebookmail[dot]com.
Marc Zucckerburg March 10 at 8:15pm
Facebook chose it was time to be grateful for all it’s users.
We are now giving away 100,000 new Dell Laptops and more.
……Spot’s are very limited so act now to collect one in you mail!
The misspelling of Zuckerberg’s name, and the poor grammar are obvious signs you are dealing with a scam here.
Be on the lookout for this or other similar scams and warn your friends.
How to Deal with the Scam:
If the scam is indeed a phishing attempt, and you submit your Facebook login credentials, then check out our guide: “Four Things you need to do if your Facebook account gets hacked.“
We will issue an update if we learn more about this particular scam. If you receive this, or a similar message in your inbox, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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