What to do if you encounter a scam over Facebook?

Facebook is the social media platform that allows people to connect with each other. But not everyone connects with right intentions. There are several instances of scams where people try to contact people with unwanted content or requests. They send bulk messages and excessively post links or images to a person’s profile. Moreover, they send friend requests to the unknown people.  Such incidents need you to get in touch with Facebook.

Few people face the spams which they receive through clicking on bad links. They may get into such spams after installing malicious software too. The spammers try to get access to the people's Facebook accounts. But later, they use the same account to do the malicious activities.

In case, you have encountered such incidents. Follow these steps to secure your account.

How do I get in touch with Facebook to report a problem?

  • If you suspect a problem with your account, first change your password. In case there is an issue with your account login, secure it first.
  • In case, you are facing constant unethical posts from an account. You can consider doing unfriend, blocking or reporting the same.
  • Investigate your login history for suspicious login.
  • Check on your recent posts and likes.
  • Review your activity log and search for an unwanted action.
  • Keep an check over installed app and game
  • Remove any suspicious content including photos, images, videos, etc

You can report the issues to Facebook

Besides if you find a scam over the Facebook, you can get in touch with facebook support. By reporting a scam, you can help them to protect people from the scams.

In case, you have clicked a malicious link, or downloaded a bad file. Your account may get compromised by the scammers. However, you should keep your account secure by frequently updating the password and especially after encountering the suspicious activity.

A fake Facebook account could be the main asset of people, who aspire for the scams. The scammers can misuse the account to deceive innocents by providing the some offers or same to them.

What are the common scams on the internet?

  • Romance scams: These people can send the romantic message to people they don't know, often claiming to be divorced, widowed, or in a bad marriage. They're going to engage in online partnerships in hopes of getting funding for travel or visas. Their goal is to win your interest, so discussions will continue for weeks until they ask for money.
  • Lottery scams Lottery scams are often taken from profiles or websites that impersonate someone you know or an entity (such as a government department or Facebook). The texts will state that you are among the lottery winners and that you will get your money for a small advance fee. You may be requested by the scammer to include personal information, such as your physical address or bank data.


  • Loan scams: They send you message pretending to be an authentic source of loans at a low interest rate for a small advance fee.


  • Access Token Theft: In this case, you get a shared link to get an access to your facebook account or page. It may seem legitimate in one shot, but such link can take you to the fake facebook page to get your details and furthermore they misuse it.


  • Employment scam: Job scammers use false or fabricated job postings to try to get your personal information or earnings. Stop chasing the job that look too amazing to be real or that expect you to pay something upfront. When you click on a link from a job posting, look out for websites that appear irrelevant to the initial job posting or inquire for confidential details.

In conclusion

 You can avoid such scams by just taking few steps. Thus, in case you have experienced such issues, just get in touch with Facebook.


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