5 Steps To Stop Facebook Spam

5 steps to stop Facebook scam
Once again the spam videos are being posted on Facebook friend's wall or friends are being tagged in the spam videos. Follow these Important Steps to Stop Facebook Spam.
Highlights
  • Beware the Facebook 'Magnet' scam: Experts warn 'malicious tag' campaigns are rising - and can infect 55,000 users a day
  • The scam works by tagging no more than 20 friends in a malicious post
  • This post is typically a video designed to lure the victim to click on it
  • Number of tagged friends is always 20 and the video is always different
  • Once a victim clicks on a link, they're prompted to update Flash Player
  • The virus then takes control of a device and installs other malicious files
  • Once infected, the victim inadvertently posts the link to their own Facebook feeds, tagging another 20 people.
Here are some steps which could save you from getting embarrassed.
1. Don't click on the post
(It may be seductive..still ignore the post)

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2. Change your privacy settings from Public to Friends

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3. Block or Remove Apps 

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Avoid using apps/games which tell about your personality or make predictions about your future or anything personal related to you. Basically, they all spread spam.Similarly the apps/games like changing color or fonts of Facebook they all spread spam. If already using block 'em immediately.
When you block an app or game, it won't be able to access any of your Facebook information or send you any requests. If you no longer want an app or game to contact you, please remove it.


To block an app or game:
  1. Click in the top right of Facebook and select Settings.
  2. Click Blocking in the left column.
  3. In the Block apps section, type the name of the app or game you want to block. To unblock an app or game, click Unblock next to its name.

If you received a request from an app or game and you want to block it:
  1. Go to the App Center and click Activity at the top.
  2. Click x next to the request.
  3. Click Block [App/Game Name]? and click Confirm.

4.Change Timeline and Tagging Settings
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5. What can I do to keep my account secure?

Here are a few things you can do to keep your account safe:
  • Pick a unique, strong password. Use combinations of at least 6 letters, numbers, and punctuation marks and don't use this password for any of your other accounts. You can also use a password safe like LastPass, KeePass or 1Password to set and remember unique passwords for your account. Learn how to change your password.
  • Think before you click. Never click suspicious links, even if they come from a friend or a company you know. This includes links sent on Facebook (ex: in a chat or story) or in emails. If one of your friends clicks a spam link, they could accidentally send you or tag you in spammy posts. If you see something suspicious on Facebook, report it. You also shouldn't download things (ex: a .exe file) if you aren’t sure what they are. Learn more about recognizing suspicious emails.
  • Watch out for fake Pages and apps/games. Be suspicious of Pages promoting offers that are too good to be true. If in doubt, check to see if a Page is verified. Also be mindful when you install new apps or games. Sometimes scammers use bad apps and games to gain access to your Facebook account.
  • Don't accept friend requests from people you don't know. Sometimes scammers will create fake accounts to friend people. Becoming friends with scammers allows them access to spam your Timeline, tag you in posts and send you malicious messages. Your real friends may also end up being targeted.
  • Never give out your login info (ex: email address and password). Sometimes people or pages will promise you something (ex: free poker chips) if you share your login info with them. These types of deals are carried out by cybercriminals and violate the Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. If you're ever asked to re-enter your password on Facebook (ex: you're making changes to your account settings) check to make sure the address of the page still hasfacebook.com/ in the URL (web address).
  • Log in at www.facebook.com. Sometimes scammers will set up a fake page to look like a Facebook login page, hoping to get you to enter your email address and password. Make sure you check the page's URL before you enter your login info. When in doubt, you can always typefacebook.com into your browser to get back to the real Facebook. Learn more about phishing.
  • Update your browser. The newest versions of internet browsers have built-in security protections. 

Source: Facebook