My friend sent me and others a group message on Facebook that read "Adam got me started making money with this (extremely dodgy link)." (Sent from Facebook Mobile)
There are two parts to my problem:
Facebook mobile means she sent this from a phone. Can phones get viruses? I guess it's also a computer capable of running a web browser, so, yes?
Can I get her virus/malware/whatever by simply reading the message (I obviously didn't click the link)?
2. More importantly, etiquette
Should I tell her I think she has a virus? I don't want to sound all "you are an idiot and got a virus haaa".
I don't think she actually sent this for the following reasons:
a. I doubt she would send anyone spam, and this is definitely spam
b. Link is extremely cryptic and therefore dodgy
c. The biggest tip of the message's suspicious source is that everyone who received the message has a first name starting with the same letter. I don't know any of the other recipients.
My friend and I have numerous (32) mutual friends since we went to university together. Surely I would know one or two people in a mass mailing from her if she really sent it?
I like her but I don't know her really, really well. If I knew her really, really well I would have no trouble sending her a private message (not on her wall) to say, hey buddy I think you have a virus. I just don't want to offend her.