*If you’re on Facebook (and who isn’t?), you should be on the lookout for an email saying “Facebook Password Reset Confirmation.” So why should you be looking out for it? Because it’s a fake!

On top of being fake, it also contains a virus. Yikes. Facebook is currently letting users know that the email -Error Icon- is fake but they need help in spreading the word, so be sure to let your friends know! And of course an excellent way to do that is to post this story to your Facebook wall.

The text of the message is as follows:

Dear user of facebook,

Because of the measures taken to provide safety to our clients, your password has been changed. You can find your new password in the attached document.

Thanks,
Your Facebook.

 

The message is spoofed and shows up as coming from “Facebook Support” at [email protected], although that’s really not the source.

Downloading the attachment to your computer could do serious damage and it could also result in a compromised Facebook account.

If you have downloaded the application you should install a virus scanner and also change your Facebook password.If your account still ends up getting hacked, you should reclaim your account by following the directions on this help page. Also be sure to let your friends know about the email scam so they don’t get caught up.