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How to Recognize an Email Scam or Phishing Attempt

Email scams, or phishing, aren’t going anywhere any time soon. As much as we’d like to think that people we know aren’t taken in by messages like above, chances are you know of someone who has fallen for a scam. It’s easy enough to recognize a scam email message if you know what to look for, so let’s take some time to break down an email I recently received (below).

The Email Header:

First, take a look at the sender. There are a few red flags here:

The sender’s name is “Facebook”
The sender’s email address is not “@facebook.com” …

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