I've been getting dodgy emails today, First one from someone saying hubby's FB account was blocked (using one of his correct valid email address but not the one he uses for facebook) and then one from Linked In asking him to accept an invite from someone random called Dave (with no surname). Again it's not the email address he uses for Linked In so I knew it was a scam.
Being in IT we use many email addresses depending on what we're doing so I can trace usually valid addresses. This one is valid and someone dodgy has got hold of one of ours.
They have tried now with facebook saying 'your FB account is blocked' they include the Facebook logo, address etc on the email and buttons to reset your password on FB. Obviously I reported it to junk and deleted it. BUT someone else could easily be fooled. Word of advice NEVER click through on these types of emails - ALWAYS go directly to Facebook and check you can log in - then go through the official Facebook reset password process. Facebook will ask you security questions if in doubt.
The next attempt today has been for Linked In. Again using the same valid email address of my hubby they attempted to say he has not yet accepted an invite from Dave which was received 12 days ago. There are 2 buttons on the email - Accept and Ignore Privately. I'll ignore again thank you very much without pressing any of your buttons.
I checked LinkedIn and whilst he has invites none are from the mysterious Dave. So again - if you get these types of emails check them carefully - Ignore privately button gave me another indication it was dodgy as I wouldn't have expected this terminology as well as Dave having no surname.
Again always login to the LinkedIn website directly.
I'm fairly IT savvy but it is annoying me that someone has a valid email and keeps phishing, well sorry guys this time you can take the welly boot.