Facebook Giving Away Free Apple iPad 3 ; Facebook Fake Email Spreading
Hello there, Today I am going to share you about another big spam from Facebook. Unfortunately, it is about the most expected device of 2012. Recently, most of the Facebook users started getting email directly from Mark Zuckerberg announcing that they have won an Apple iPad 3. Facebook last month announced the free business card giveaway that was pretty successful and even I got my card within 10 working days. Because of that, most people will fall for this free Apple iPad 3 giveaway Facebook fake email. So, I decided to have a look at this matter as a serious issue and thought of sharing with you about this spam. Let’s have a look at this email in details and see how to identify such fake emails in future and prevent further problems.
The Free iPad 3 Giveaway email will be from Mark Zuckerberg with subject as Dear Facebook User. As I mentioned before most of the people will fall for this email because they will see this giveaway as a follow up for the free business card giveaway which is still active. You can read here to see how to get your Free Facebook business card. Here is the screenshot of the email.
Best Practises to Avoid Falling for Phishing Attacks
- Do not click on suspicious links in email messages;
- Avoid giving personal information when answering an email;
- Never enter personal information in a pop-up page or screen; and
- When entering personal or financial information, ensure the website is encrypted with an SSL certificate by looking for the padlock, ‘https’, or the green address bar.
How to find this kind of Fake emails by yourself;
It is quite easy to find out this kind of fake emails that most of them will be of poor grammar and will contain very attractive offer. Symantec advised the online users to report this kind of email directly to the Facebook before replying or clicking on the email.