We know Facebook is now a 901 million+ users entity but what if sometimes among those users, pretty many do think to deactivate or delete the account. To make a note here be cautious as cyber criminals are putting up malware to those who wants to end their Facebook accounts. The warning is if you ever receive an e-mail asking to confirm or deny that you wish to cancel your account, delete it as it may contain malware or link to malware.
The social giant never ask you to confirm or deny an account cancellation request, however, it has given user the option to deactivate your account at facebook.com/deactivate.php. Here is an example, courtesy of Sophos, which makes you understand the body of such e-mail:
Hi [e-mail address]
We are sending you this email to inform you that we have received an account cancellation request from you. Please follow the link below to confirm or cancel this request
The Facebook Team
To confirm or cancel this request, follow the link below:
The “click here” link will take you to third-party Facebook app which results in installing an unknown Java applet on your machine – however – if you do not install it, it keep pestering you to allow it. Well, in both the case, prefer not to open any such link in the starting itself.
(Image Source: Sophos)