Phishing News – Facebook Pays Indians Rs 15k per Day!

Facebook Pays India Residents Rs. 15,000 / Day to Work From Home!

Wow! Awesome! Isn’t it?!

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Now, we will immediately scroll down the news eagerly to find out how to apply for it and earn that 4.5 lakhs per month salary by sitting at home!

Is it true? Why can’t we trust this news as it is from the Facebook News page?

When you go through the above image carefully, you will realize that, the exact domain name in this news is not facebook.com. The actual top level domain name of the website is shown in black color, in most of the browsers. Look for it before you give your password and other critical information online.

By adding facebook.com as a sub domain to it and carefully creating this web page with the look-and-feel of Facebook, they created a trust in you as if it is the original Facebook news page. This forged URL looks very similar to the genuine one.

Now you may sign up for their service and send them any intial registration fee hoping for a highly paid job that you can do from home!

Phishing is a scam in which a party creates an official-looking web page that asks you to provide your username and password, or other personal information such as your Social Security number, bank account number, PIN number, credit card number, or mother’s maiden name or birthday.

“In many cases, you’ll receive a link to this phishing page via an email which claims to come from an official-looking but probably forged address. You can also end up at these pages by following links that you find on the web or in IM messages or some untrusted advertisers.”

To mnow more about these, read What is Phishing, Pharming and Social Engineering? , Malware, Phishing, and Security Risks and Google Safe Browsing