Cyber-criminals are sending out the fake email message below with the subject: "Your order summary number," which appears as if it sent by Facebook as an order notification, with malicious links. The malicious links will take the recipients, who have clicked on the links, to phishing websites, created by cyber-criminals to steal their personal and financial information. The recipients may also be taken to malicious websites, where they will be tricked into downloading and installing malicious software like viruses, Trojan horse and spyware, disguised as legitimate software. While others, may be taken to spam websites.
Remember, never to click on a link to sign into your online accounts. Always go directly to your online accounts' websites and sign in from there instead. This will ensure that you are not a fake, phishing or malicious website, created by scammers to deceive you.
The Fake Facebook Email Message
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 6:50 PM
Subject: Your order summary number : 6208349218
Dear [email address removed]:
Thank you for ordering from Facebook. Your order 6208349218 was received on Dec 10, 2015 and is currently being processed.
Our goal is to process all orders within 24 hours of receipt. Orders are processed during regular business hours.
You can change or cancel this order anytime you want , just complete thre required form and submit it.
Marion E. Bradford
51 download road
Brighton, UK BN2 6DL
187 Sherwood Ave
Toronto , CA M4P 2A9
Your order includes the following item(s):
Description: Pet Rescue Saga
Quantity: 1 @ £ 38.00
Shipping Method: Electronically
Sub-Total: £ 38.00
ORDER TOTAL: £ 38.00
Please retain a copy of this e-mail for your records. Once again, thank you for shopping at facebook.com
PayPal Customer Service
Please do not respond to this automated message. If you have questions about your order please contact our Customer Service, available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, at . 1 (402) 935 2050
Recipients of the fake and malicious email messages are asked to delete them and should never attempt to click on the links within the emails. Recipients of the same email messages who have clicked on the links within them, should scan their computers with the antivirus software installed them.