Experts warn Facebook users about email scam that claims password has been reset

Another email scam is circulating online trying to ensnare unsuspecting Facebook users into divulging all their passwords.

Another email scam is circulating online trying to ensnare unsuspecting Facebook users into divulging all their passwords.

Security software maker McAfee sent out a consumer warning Wednesday night after noticing that the email scam had become one of the most active currently online.

The emails suggest the user’s Facebook password has been reset and includes a link to change it.

But clicking on that link downloads a program that allows hackers to learn your Facebook password and any other passwords you use online.

McAfee says it’s the sixth most-prevalent scam that’s circulated in the last day or so.

The emails are typically written with poor grammar and awkward phrasing, such as “Dear user of facebook.”

Facebook also warned its users — who now total more than 400 million — about the scam.

“There’s another spoofed email going around that claims to be from Facebook and asks you to open an attachment to receive a new password. This email is fake. Delete it from your inbox, and warn your friends,” states the warning, also posted on Wednesday.

Facebook sent out a similar warning about another email scam on Feb. 17.