How to Recognize, Avoid, Prevent Facebook Spam

Facebook the word which gives the power to get socialize is no more just a social networking website – but it’s the second identity for the individual. We love the way Facebook is working and growing. Features like pages, wall, video and url sharing, applications, different kind of APIs makes Facebook different from any other thing in the world. Facebook is the source to reach anyone more quickly for anything. That makes the database more bigger day by day. While most use it for good, some use it for spamming. In this guide, we share how recognize avoid prevent Facebook spam.

How to Recognize Avoid Prevent Facebook Spam

Most of the tips I have shared below are with my personal experience. I have noticed a pattern which appears from Spam. They can be figured out if you stay a bit alert, and also report those spam when necessary.

So, here we will be showing you how you can recognize the spam URL’s on Facebook profiles or walls.

Here in this case (the photo give below) which you can see that there is a URL on my wall which was shared by one of my friend on Facebook. It was actually showing an extension which doesn’t exist.

Recognize Avoid Prevent Facebook Spam

Always remember, never click on this kind of URLs. They are spoofing links and get redirect to some other webpage. There it will ask you to enter the FaceBook log-in credentials. Your Facebook page would all probabibility be compromised and then the ‘bad guys’ will start sending spam to your your friends. These web pages look very similar to Facebook.

In another case (picture given below) we can see once again a post on wall through my friend:

Recognize Avoid Prevent Facebook Spam

When you visit this link it will show a page which looks more similar to the Facebook. Take a look at the screenshot below:

Recognize Avoid Prevent Facebook Spam

Here it will ask you for a code to copy on the address bar on your facebook profile. However, this code will be secretly used get all the data of yours and your network. So, with that they use it to push e-mails on to those contacts and start popping up the chat with some spam URLs from your profile it self.

When chatting on Facebook Messenger, always make sure not to provide your passwords and user ids of your accounts because sometimes the bad guys can be log into to your best friend’s account, and start start hacking, through all the your e-mails and start taking their benefit through your contacts.

So, here in the given picture you can see someone has given me a web address to checkout a video over there:

Recognize Avoid Prevent Facebook Spam

This is the url which takes you to random video gallery. There it will ask you to make a new user account with your Facebook profile url. During this, it will take your permission to use your account to send messages. Post that, the same URL to all the friends in your network. If your friends are not smart enough, they will fall into the same trap.

Here in the image given below we can see a video which I have shared through YouTube:

Recognize Avoid Prevent Facebook Spam

The image or preview gives a clear hint if the video is from YouTub. Notice the www.youtube.com for sure below it. If the video is on Facebook itself then it looks something like this:

Recognize Avoid Prevent Facebook Spam

Chances are the video is spam if you get some different preview or if you dont get the YouTube.com link under the video.

These hints should be enough for you to get basic doubts clear to recognize avoid prevent Facebook Spam. Be alert, and a simple rule to follow: If in doubt; don’t!