Monday, November 12, 2012

PharmaSpam Has Users Thinking a Lot Has Happened on Facebook

Facebook EmailHas a lot happened on Facebook since you last logged in? Has it, really?

It depends… on whether or not that notification email sitting in your inbox is really from Facebook, which it may not be.

Yes, it appears that spammers are once again sending out fake Facebook notices to try and generate traffic for their pharmaceutical websites.

Here’s a copy of the Facebook spam I received on Sunday:

Fake Facebook Email

From: Facebook (
Subject: A lot has happened on Facebook


A lot has happened on Facebook since you last logged in.

3 messages awaiting your response.

[Go To Facebook] [See All Notifications]

This message was sent to [YOUR EMAIL]. If you don't want to receive these emails from Facebook in the future, please click: unsubscribe.

Facebook, Inc. Attention: Department 415 P.O Box 10005 Palo Alto CA 94303

Not a single link in this email points to Facebook; they all go to a third-party site that redirects to an illegal Rx website.

What to Do with Facebook Spam

If you happen to receive an email like the one above, it is suggested that you:

  • Avoid clicking on any links.

  • Mark the email as ‘Spam’ in your email client.

  • Report the email to Facebook.

  • Delete the email immediately.

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