If it appeared to come from Facebook, and just asked you to confirm your name, date of birth and email address?
Or would you give an old school friend your eBay password?
Apparently, those details were enough for scammers to steal money from individuals who’d been perhaps a little too forthcoming with personal information on social networking sites.
It does seem that they were perhaps using some of their personal information that they also publicly shared as passwords, but still, how much do you trust Facebook and similar sites?
Would you be as wary about clicking links in an email that appeared to come from them or giving personal info as you would if it came from a stranger?
Do we now trust these sites more than banks, to the extent that an email from them must be authentic and reliable?