Advice From Semalt: How To Ged Rid Of Scam Posts Placed On Social Media

Having your friend telling you about a video you posted on your Facebook timeline can be very irritating, knowing that you have not been active for the last three days. It is such a nuisance for a page to comment and post scam pictures on your Facebook timeline without your notice. This is where online security comes in. Being told to fill out a survey and receive a smartphone or price is not only a scam, but also a mere manipulation.

You don't want to end up disclosing your username and password information to a hacker by clicking malicious codes. Commonly known as likejacking, malicious hackers send a video that went viral to your timeline so as you can like it. In the long run, the video ends up redirecting you to another link that tricks you to like a Facebook page. After that, all posts made by that site appears on your timeline automatically.

For instance, we all know of the fake posts regarding the deaths of Undertaker and John Cena on Facebook that went viral. Beware of likejacking and clicking malicious links on Facebook.

Julia Vashneva, the Semalt Senior Customer Success Manager, offers to your attention the following guide that will help you to deal with Facebook spams and scams.

Why use social media platforms to spread spams and scams?

Spammers take advantage of a large number of clients using social media platforms such as Facebook to reach out to them. Facebook users spend more time online managing their accounts. Spammers take advantage of this situation to propagate their schemes. Facebook prioritizes on fighting scams and spams. Recently, Facebook introduced new features to block spammers from reaching out users.

Tips on how to avoid being hacked by spammers

When executing any activities online, social network users should be aware of the repercussions that can befall them after being hacked. Review and modify your Facebook privacy settings to block malicious threats from propagating into your account. Avoid downloading videos and images from any Facebook page.

Steps on how to remove scam posts from your Facebook timeline

In most cases, scams affect curious social network users. Be safe by avoiding clicking 'Like this Page' option, for strange pages. To remove pages on your timeline that were added to your favorites pages unintentionally, open your Facebook timeline profile and open the linked pages. Click the spam page you want to remove and unlike the page.

To delete scam Apps from Your Facebook account, go to the account settings and click the App you want to remove. Hit the remove button to remove the scam App from your Facebook account. You can also block the App by entering the name of the App in the 'Block Apps Option.' Liking a page that is not legit can really cost you. Research the legitimacy of a site before you like it to avoid suffering repercussions of your account being controlled by a malicious hacker. Share with your friends on the need of blocking scam posts and Apps to be safe from spammers.