Some Mississauga and Brampton residents report getting fake Facebook email scam

Published November 7, 2021 at 4:21 pm


Residents should be aware of a fake email scam going around, particularly if they use Facebook.

The email in question attempts to disguise itself as a legitimate message from Facebook, notifying you that an unknown person has logged into your account — tempting you to click the “Report user” option.

Here’s what it looks like:

While it may look genuine at a glance, there are a few subtle spelling and grammatical errors that should tip you off that this is fake.

As with all scams, residents are advised not to click on any suspicious links, as scammers could use them to steal important personal data.

More tips on how to recognize and avoid scams are available via the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

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