BEWARE!! Emails from Facebook!

 

If you have a Facebook profile, you should have received an email this morning in your personal inbox. Facebook is now changing the rules for Facebook emails. Every person who has set up a Facebook account is automatically give an email address ____@facebook.com that goes on your public profile so anyone can see it (even if they are not your friend). Up until now, if someone sent you an email through your @facebook.com email, it simply got put in your Messages section of Facebook.

 

As of this morning, any emails that are now sent to your @facebook.com email address will be automatically forwarded to the primary email on file for your Facebook account (the email address that you use to log into Facebook with). It is extremely important to know that if you respond to these emails, the response will come from your personal email address.

 

As with all change, scammers, hackers, and con-artists will find a way to take advantage of this feature. Within the first 45 minutes of this change, I received 2 emails from a stranger who was obviously fishing for my personal information. Luckily, I know the signs of a fishing email, and simply deleted these from my inbox.

 

The moral of the story:  Do NOT respond to ANY email when you do know and trust the original sender!

Good luck and happy Facebooking!

 

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I am the Technology Director at Keller Williams Realty Cary. I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's of Arts in English: Literature. I am passionate about technology and teaching others how to utilize technology in their business.

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