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Facebook is popular and part of that is due to the Facebook updates we get in our email inboxes. Someone commented on one of your pictures or a status update and you’re immediately updated and drawn back to Facebook.

Beware.

Not all Facebook updates are actually from Facebook. Because of the popularity of Facebook, the bad guys out there are spamming out emails that LOOK like Facebook updates, but they are really trouble waiting to happen. Below is an example of this that I just received. I don’t have any friends named Jim Larson and upon further investigation, the link will not take me to Facebook. A simple rule to avoid this is to not click on the links in ANY Facebook update, but instead just go straight into Facebook and check updates there. At the very least, make sure you recognize the name of the person that is in the Facebook update email.