Facebook introduces dedicated email to report phishing attempts

10 Aug 2012

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Facebook users who come across a phishing attempt on the social network can now report it directly to phish@fb.com so the company can investigate reports and protect users more efficiently.

Phishing is an attempt to acquire a user’s personal information and there are many ways of doing so. Users should always be suspicious of emails with urgent requests for login details or financial information. Links in suspicious emails should be avoided at all costs.

When a user reports a phishing attempt to Facebook, it will investigate and, if necessary, request browser blacklisting or site takedowns. In cases where victims are identified, Facebook will notify them and secure their accounts.

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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