Facebook Phishing And/Or Identity Theft?

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Richard Serkes
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Facebook Phishing And/Or Identity Theft?

Post by Richard Serkes » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:52 pm

I just received an email purportedly from Facebook telling me that two people would like to be my friend. I have the option of clicking "Accept Invitation" or "Go to Facebook." But I don't have a Facebook account. I never have had one and have absolutely no desire to have one. So how could someone ask me to accept them as a friend on my account when no such account exists?

Is this somebody's attempt at phishing or a grab for my online ID? Is it Facebook trying to get me to open an account? I tried going to Facebook to inquire about this email but it seems you have to be a member to get to Support.
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Re: Facebook Phishing And/Or Identity Theft?

Post by Bob Wiswell » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:00 pm

Do you know Teri? If not, then I would be very cautious and not go there. If you know her, give her a call and ask how she requested to be your friend.

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Re: Facebook Phishing And/Or Identity Theft?

Post by Richard Serkes » Mon Oct 10, 2011 4:09 pm

Bob Wiswell wrote:Do you know Teri? If not, then I would be very cautious and not go there. If you know her, give her a call and ask how she requested to be your friend.
No, I don't know her. What also makes me more than a little suspicious is the fact that my wife's name is Terry Lynn. The first names are spelled a little differently but too close for mere coincidence.

I sent the email to TRASH after posting in this forum. I never click a link inside an email.
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Re: Facebook Phishing And/Or Identity Theft?

Post by Stephen Hart » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:37 pm

Richard Serkes wrote:I sent the email to TRASH after posting in this forum. I never click a link inside an email.
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