Action Required: Confirm Your Facebook Account‏

Hey George,

You recently registered for Facebook. To complete your Facebook registration, follow this link:

(a link that really does go to facebook...)

You may be asked to enter this confirmation code: 5555555555

Facebook helps you communicate and stay in touch with all of your friends. Once you join Facebook, you'll be able to share photos, plan events, and more.

Thanks,
The Facebook Team



This email confused me because it really was sent from Facebook, the email link really does direct to facebook, and the sender IP really does belong to facebook. I can only think that someone is trying to get me to go into the facebook page they've registered and somehow dupe me into doing something. This one was interesting, but still didn't get me to click on anything. After all, my name isn't George.

24 comments:

  1. I received the same mail. I assumed it was fake, but your post confirmed it. Is that I never signed up for facebook with that email. thanks

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  2. I have received this same message twice. Thank you for confirming it is fake.

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  3. I HAVE GOTTEN THIS OVER A DOZEN TIMES! I keep sending it to my spam but it keeps on coming! I know it is a scam because it is in attention to my son's name... Not mine and the email address I am receiving it in, is not set up with face book!

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  4. Getting this once or twice a week on a gmail account that is not on facebook.

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  5. I have gotten the same email with my correct first name on a gmail account maybe five times. It appears to lead back to Facebook which I don't have and have never wanted an account. I don't get their angle but I am betting there is one.

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  6. This doesn't sound like a scam but mere incompetence. I often get things addressed to my gmail from people who just entered their e-mail address incorrectly. It's probably more of a risk to the other person to have your e-mail linked to their Facebook.

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  7. I can understand few of these ... may be someone trying to create a facebook account by incorrectly entering my email by mistake few times... but not 17 times in a row!. I got 17 of these mails last night to my gmail account which I never used for facebook and continually getting these for the last few months or so at different times at different rate. This is definitely something to do with spammers/scammers but as the original poster said, it has no malicious links in it. I verified the DKIM signature on mail header against the facebookmail.com DNS records and it passes so it is confirmed to come from facebook, pretty strange!


    DKIM-Signature: v=1; a=rsa-sha256; d=facebookmail.com; s=s1024-2011-q2; c=relaxed/simple;
    q=dns/txt; i=@facebookmail.com; t=1356930162;
    h=From:Subject:Date:To:MIME-Version:Content-Type;
    bh=kxsylyhpRd3kina5ROVEnodHoORO43ZaTwf09zXVEZo=;
    b=BX0D83AQglsDg+5F7WpDK+bR1wrQfDhR3tDQ4+CVjBKS4KhM9ssaWtH8fKzljz7x
    4aKBSXc/PTWcQFkFJEH6rvoH8s6En1s/aR2DW1Vyigb6RQpLj2EPIu4RBxxh/IbA
    Sg11gucHK840maSfYmcXWVGgYtBX+Ch2130keYclob4=;

    root@gorilla:~/scripts# host -t txt s1024-2011-q2._domainkey.facebookmail.com
    s1024-2011-q2._domainkey.facebookmail.com descriptive text "k=rsa\; t=s\; h=sha256\; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQDLWnmo7aFBKfL4+mogTe/cXx6D4MUF7VUM9O+nmXAcUP6jJh1RDgZuSJ/KKxo+KMpDiF5xnawr4p3N4eFruSZWFB1vtHgDiy3iPke/u0lmXB2PDQphFRJU4Raghm9e2duPfuSExbvSu9COWIoaz1vH/T+8zc0vuonClGuPfxoqhQIDAQAB"

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  8. I keep getting these too, like one every five minutes!!!
    Does anyone know how to stop thm?

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  9. My husband is getting bunches of them too to his gmail account. Thanks for letting us know it is indeed a scam.

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  11. IT means someone was trying to get your password for facebook. Facebook is a scam in itself. By law theyare suppose to respect privacy laws, And they dont they somehow get ahold of your contact list on your phone, even if you dont list your cell number or house it somehow is there with your address and sometimes YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO!...SO DONT BE FOOLED BY FACEBOOK snd thats why scammers LOVE facebook.
    SO*** WARNING**** IF YOU EVER GET A EMAIL REGARDING YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATLY CHANGE YOU PASSWORD BEFORE YOUR ACCOUNT GETS HACKED INTO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFO.

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  12. I am getting these once a week too, with my real name on it, my bet? facebook is trying to get more people to sign up in really fishy ways.
    they'll never admit it and there is no way to prove it but thats that.

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  13. Got this also. The email was addressed to my granddaughter but came to my email address. So I don't think its Facebook, but someone else getting hold of your email address and using it. Haven't figured out what my granddaughter was trying to do but I received all the emails when she was visiting.

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  14. I keep getting these too - does anyone know the best way to stop them? I've been trying to find some contact details for Facebook to speak to them - but they don;t seem to list any!

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  15. So, no one has any idea how to stop it just talk about it. I'm getting 15 an hour.

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  16. I am getting tons of these also for an account that doesn't have e-mail... .any ideas? I need this to stop.

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  17. Can anyone share HOW TO MAKE THIS STOP or GET IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE AT FACECRACK or the ISP or what? This is ridiculous. I've spent hours eliminating emails, redoing spam filters, elminating accounts, reconfiguring, doing new passwords. Nothing. Someone's got an old email account of mine and I have kept it because I have used it for account "sign in." The only thing I think I can do is to go through all my online accounts, make note of those that use that email as my username, delete that account and start a new one with a different email.

    Or....just ignore? Does anyone know if there is a reason to be concerned other than just sending these to trash?

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  18. An emergency solution to stop one type of spam from getting to your inbox is to create a custom filter (most email providers have this) that directs any email with a particular word in the subject line to whatever folder you want. You can tell it to automatically delete any email with the word "facebook" in the subject header if you want. That's one way of solving the problem. I used to have a filter that deleted anything with the word "viagra" in it. but you have to be careful because it might delete other facebook emails... but if you don't have a facebook account this should be the perfect solution for you.

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  19. One of our users received 300 of these emails overnight, all over a few hours and received a few minutes apart. Very strange.

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  20. I received the same email four times in a day to my gmail account that I do not use for FB. I forwarded the email to facebook at this address: phish@spamreport.facebook.com

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  21. It's frustrating. Someone must've registered a gmail address that was similar to mine because they registered for a lot of places, many of which I had to disable or deactivate because I didn't want it associated with my e-mail. The only thing that's left is Facebook constantly hounding me to confirm the account while showing me a list of "Do you know these people? Add them!". I can't get Gmail to block these e-mails at all, for some reason, even though they're all coming from facebookmail.com. Gmail's filters are extremely frustrating.

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  22. Thanks so much for posting this. I get these emails every once in a while or so and they really are confusing. Some idiot had created a Facebook using my email a while ago and I had it deactivated, so these emails me confused me even more. Facebook's new email to report phishing is phish@fb.com.

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  23. I'm gonna tell you were the scam is:
    someone pre-made an account on facebook with your name and your email adress (hence why you are receiving the confirmation mail).
    What's the point? The scammer filled the security question for you so he can take control of the account later, to either attempt to scam your friends, get your credit cards info of you linked your credit card to facebook or to know enough about your privacy to guess the passwords you use on other websites.

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