Anatomy of a fake Facebook email

Today one of my email accounts received a Facebook notification, only I knew straight away that it was a fake.  This post shows you what the email looked like and the warning signs that this wasn’t a valid notification.  More likely, it was an attempt to steal my facebook details & hack into my account, after I had clicked on the links & willingly entered in my real facebook username and password for them.

Subject: Troy Stein commented on your status (#1 don’t know any Troy Stein)

To see the comment thread, follow the link below:
http://calabriarelations.it/message-3405/profile.php&id=13894&v=feed&story_fbid=randomnumber

Thanks,
The Facebook Team (#2 Calabriarelations are nothing to do with Facebook, in fact if you Google them, they look like a tour company)

This message was intended for helpme@ctaspley.com.au. (#3 helpme@ctaspley.com.au is a contact email address listed on our website and has never been registered with Facebook)

Want to control which emails you receive from Facebook? Go to:
http://calabriarelations.it/message-25937/editaccount.php?notifications&md=uXDdwYsVSTOxqOkUmWJ&mid=randomnumber
Facebook’s offices are located at 156 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301. (#4 Once again, calabriarelations appears!)

I’m not going to risk my laptop by even trying to click on those links to see where they’d take me, I’m just deleting that email now I’ve captured the details for you.

If you are ever slightly suspicious of a facebook notification email, log in to facebook’s website or app yourself and check your notifications inside your account – don’t click on any links inside emails!

-SCuffy

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