Interesting Info About You On My Facebook Page

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices

It's exciting when something we post on Facebook goes viral and that's what makes this lastest Facebook scam so tempting to click.  The email looks like it comes from Facebook and who wouldn't want to see info about ourselves on someone else's page? 

 

Hover your mouse over any of the links in the email and you'll see that if you click, you'll be taken to a phishing site and not to Facebook.

Facebook Scam

TIP:  Rather than clicking on links in an email, log directly into your Facebook account.  This way you can avoid any phishing attemps coming from outside Facebook.

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  1. Timothy George 07/13/2010 04:26 PM
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Rainer
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Barbara Kornegay
REMAX Essential - Wilmington, NC
Wilmington NC Real Estate, Homes

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." Mahatma Gandhi

Jul 07, 2010 11:33 PM #1
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have a profile on facebook but would have clicked on the email .Thanks for the post.

Jul 07, 2010 11:43 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Richard Thomas
Fathom Realty - Dunkirk, MD

Your best bet is not to click on it all.

Jul 07, 2010 11:47 PM #3
Rainer
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Nancy Timberlake
RE/MAX Shoreline - Portland, ME
REALTOR - Southern Maine

Thanks for this alert.  I will be on the lookout.

Jul 08, 2010 12:14 AM #4
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Don Spera
CR Property Group, LLC - East York, PA
Serving York and Adams County, PA

Very good point.  Thanks for sharing.  I know we all want to save time, but we always will have predators out there, BEWARE!

Jul 08, 2010 12:14 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Jill McTague
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb & Associates - Medford, MA Real Estate

Thanks for the quote Barbara

Gita - consider getting on Facebook.  It's a good way to stay connected with past clients and meet potential new clients.

You're right Richard, it's better not to click, but it can be very tempting.

I'm happy to share. Nancy and Dan.

Jul 08, 2010 12:51 AM #6
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Bill Travis
Captain Bill Realty, LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner

It's always a good idea to never click on links in any email message unless you absolutely know the email is coming from someone you know and trust. Even then, in certain circumstances, such as the sender forwarding a link to you, it's a good idea to be cautious.

Jul 08, 2010 02:26 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Jill McTague
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb & Associates - Medford, MA Real Estate

Very true Bill.  I've gotten in the habit of hovering my mouse over any link first to read the link and then I input it directly into my browser if it's something I want to check out.

Jul 08, 2010 03:08 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Adam Brett
The Adam and Eric Group - Fullerton, CA
The Adam and Eric Group, Fullerton's Finest

Thanks for the heads up Deb. Can't be too careful with this stuff. 

Jul 08, 2010 05:35 PM #9
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Donna Moy-Bruno

Thanks Deb - That's why they call you Deb on the Web!! I rely on your tech savvy expertise to guide me through life:) and set up my personal house sites! xoxo

 

Jul 11, 2010 02:03 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Jill McTague
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb & Associates - Medford, MA Real Estate

Happy to help Adam

Donna - you're the best!

Jul 11, 2010 07:03 AM #11
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Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Deb, You also don't know if the site could have a virus in it. 

Jul 13, 2010 04:34 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Jill McTague
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb & Associates - Medford, MA Real Estate

It is quite possible Marchel that the phishing site could also contain a virus and you'd get a double whammy.

Jul 14, 2010 01:51 AM #13
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Pamela Jenkins
Realty Ink Marketing - International, IT

Hi Deb, I am pretty tech savvy and my husband more so but it is always great to get these messages out there. I appreciate it, thank you for any and all the warnings. Please don't let the few bad apples ruin your time in such a great orchard, other words, please enjoy social media join Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, ActiveRain and all that just don't open things you not sure where they came from. But surly get out there and enjoy. DebOnThe Web thanks for all your advice.

Jul 31, 2010 05:34 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Jill McTague
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Serfvices - Medford, MA
DebOnTheWeb & Associates - Medford, MA Real Estate

It's my pleausre Pamela!

Aug 01, 2010 01:16 AM #16
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