Rahul Thadani

Facebook Basics: How to Easily Avoid Phishing Scams

April 18, 2016
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Phishing attacks over Facebook and other social media channels are not uncommon. In fact, it is very likely that people fall for such attacks when it comes from an innocent looking link or post that is shared by somebody on their friend’s list. Facebook, with millions of users from all around the world, has become a fairly popular breeding ground for malicious phishing attacks, but there are several precautions and safety measures that can be easily undertaken.

What if my account has been compromised and is sending out spam to my friends?

In this case you need to inform Facebook about this immediately so that they can block/reset your account. In order to do this, visit this link – My Account is Compromised.

What if my friend’s account appears to be compromised and is sending out spam?

In this case you can help out your friend firstly by informing him or her about this issue. Accordingly, they can take the necessary steps to secure their account. In this case you can do one of the following things:

Other noteworthy security tips

Keep in mind that fake pages and scammers often trick people with offers, sensational news items or other click-bait content to lure people in. As a result you should always be aware about strange typo-filled messages, mismatched links, messages that ask for your private information and messages that claim your account will get disabled unless you click on a provided link. These are all common tricks to convince people to click on potentially harmful links that lead to realistic looking phishing pages that steal private information. Additionally, you can also learn how to secure your Facebook account here.

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Rahul Thadani
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Rahul is a web enthusiast and blogger, and has been writing about the computer security industry for the last three years. Following the latest technology trends,...
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  1. navin kumarApril 19, 2016 at 12:16 AM

    my quick heal is not taking update.why

  2. thomas.shibus@gmail.comApril 19, 2016 at 4:30 AM

    Please ensure strict vigilance of potential hacking by unwanted people to my facebook Id.

  3. sarojkanta.dash08@gmail.comApril 19, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    useful information. thanks a lot.

  4. A lot of thanks for the info about phishing

  5. Sir i am vry irritated with a virus ad-typegoogle…everytime i open a link in any browser, another link of ad-typegoogle opens up..i cannot acces ny website or web page..pls help…only blocking javascript has dat blocks mny other thngs