How to clean your Facebook profile after a scam

Last Updated on November 23, 2018



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If you were hit with a dishonest Facebook application or a Facebook scam, this Sophos video will show you how to clean up your Facebook profile and how to avoid future attacks.

First and foremost, do not click and do not allow access to third-party applications unless you are VERY secure. If in doubt, do not click or allow access!

Such scams often require permission to post on your walls and are accompanied by surveys. Every time you or your friends complete a survey, they receive commissions. It’s a trick they use over and over again on Facebook to make money by fooling unsuspecting users in their polls. Some surveys even ask for your mobile phone number.



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If celebrations, occasions or events like Christmas, New Year, Valentine’s Day, etc. take place, you will see a deluge of such scams ! In the past, hackers have used these festivals to distribute malicious electronic cards and incite users to execute dangerous code on their computers.

If you have cleaned your Facebook profile, it may be wise to clear the Internet cache, scan your antivirus software and change your Facebook password.



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