How to Stop Spam on Facebook


Are you having issues with your facebook getting compromised by wall posts that you do not intend to share with your friends? Or you are posting messages that you did not actually send? A growing number of spam and scam messages are taking over facebook accounts. This page will provide you information on dealing with scams on facebook: how to remove facebook scam messages on your wall, how to stop spam on facebook and how to protect your account (and your friends’) from the growing number of facebook phishing scams and facebook survey scams.

For most facebook spam applications that post messages in your wall:

  • Go to your profile and find the malicious post in your wall.
  • Hover at the top right of this post. An x mark will appear. Click this x mark to remove the post or report as spam.

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You may also want to check the apps you are using:

  • Click Account (top right) of your Facebook and go to Privacy Settings
  • Scroll down below and click on ‘Edit Your Settings’ under Apps and Websites.

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  • Under Apps You Use, click Remove unwanted or spammy apps or the Edit settings button.

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  • Find and click on the malicious app. Note: The application may vary so make sure to check unfamiliar and new applications.
  • Click on ‘Edit Settings’ and ‘remove app’. You may also want to get rid of other applications you don’t want to have access to your facebook account data.

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  • Change your password.

Other helpful things to do:

  • Call your cellphone network provider if you have provided your number to any of the surveys to avoid bogus charges from appearing in your account.
  • You must also avoid downloading files such as games as these may have viruses that can infect your computer. In case you already did, do a system scan with a reliable antivirus.
  • Change your facebook password and use a good computer security tool.
  • Tell your friends about this scam by sharing this post on twitter or facebook:

Comments

  1. Berta Romero says:

    HOW TO REMOVE SPAM FROM FACEBOOK.

  2. Bra att veta om spam på fb…

  3. Megan Vukmonich says:

    Very Helpful thanks.

  4. Sean Moaref says:

    Friends and Family, take a look at this post and clean any unwanted spam from your profile.

  5. I have bookmarked this site…excellent info…..

  6. Maria Teresa Court says:

    Very helpful to remove spam.

  7. a helpful link for fb security…

  8. Good info on how to avoid clickjacking scams and remove unwanted apps from your account.

  9. Do this also work on Serbian criminal types hitting on you?

  10. Stop FB Spam.

  11. haven't had that problem, mary…thank the lord…

  12. Shannon Combs says:

    Everyone should read this and do it as much as possible. Spam and phishing scams and mosquitoes I hate them all.

  13. Shannon Combs says:

    Everyone should read this and do it as much as possible. Spam and phishing scams and mosquitoes I hate them all.

  14. Carol Flynn Coleman says:

    Good to remember.

  15. Sensibly Touched says:

    Thanks

  16. Here's a web page to help deal with facebook spam.

  17. Check this out!

  18. Debby Lloyd says:

    This is good information! Thanks Sharon for sharing it!

  19. Good information on how to prevent FB spam!

  20. If you ever find yourself the victim of a facebook scam, this may help you out.

  21. Maria Theresa Rycaj says:

    good info

  22. Sarah Bartell Schwarz says:

    Everyone should keep this info handy :D

  23. Matthew Randles says:

    Good advice for all FB users.

  24. Saving this website for reference…

  25. This is a very useful tool, we should all knoiw how to remove spam etc… from F.B

  26. 'Robyn Ann Beckman says:

    I get so many of these and never click or give info. I tell sender they have a virus sending to all their FB friends and only solution I knew was to change FB password to stop it sending. This full explanation is perfect and I will share on my wall I hope my over 2000 friends will pass it along and we can stop these scams from interrupting our enjoyment of FB Thanks snopes.com for clarifying the true from the false messages going across FB.

  27. Jonny Mcfields says:

    spam from facebook

  28. Another example of a facebook spam:

    This video made me laugh so much haha!
    wtf!! is this you in this video?

  29. Changing your password will do nothing if you have a malicious app installed.

  30. Great, simply put information that even numpties like me can understand. Shared!

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