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Beware of fake Facebook emails

There have been reports that email notifications claiming to be from Facebook have been arriving in people’s inbox.

The emails claim that the recipient has "notifications pending". Clicking on the link could lead to anywhere including a phishing website or a webpage hosting a malicious download.

Subject: You have notifications pending


Here's some activity you have missed on Facebook.

4 friend requests

[Go To Facebook] [See All Notifications]

Security on Facebook

Never click on links you can’t verify and remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Action Fraud is also reminding Facebook users that clicking on links can result in unwittingly giving scammers access to your personal information, which can result in identity theft and fraud.

Read more about the spam emails on the Sophos website.

Please note: Action Fraud is not responsible for the content on external websites.

To report a fraud, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use our online fraud reporting tool.

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