Most often users may see that a friend's account is posting unusual messages.
Don't click that link! Or your account may suffer the same fate.
But if this happens, here is what facebook says you should do:
If your account has been taken over and used to send spam, you should follow these steps immediately:
In addition, here are a few more tips to keep in mind.
- Reset your Facebook password. You can do this by clicking the "Forgot your password?" link on the login page or by going to the Account Settings page once logged in.
- If you can’t reset your password because the email address you use to log in has changed, or if your account has been disabled, visit our help page.
- Make sure you have up-to-date security software on your computer, run a scan, and remove any malicious files. If you don’t do this, and your computer is infected, your account may be taken over again. If you don’t yet have protection for your computer, you can download a complimentary six-month subscription of McAfee security software. Learn more on the Software tab.
If a friend’s account has been taken over and used to send spam, you should follow these steps immediately:
- Tell your friend to check out this Page and follow the steps above.
- Warn those who received the spam not to click on it, and to delete it from their Walls and Inboxes.
- Don't click on unusual links, even if posted by one of your friends.
- Use the "mark as spam" button to remove a post and mark it as potential spam post. Click the "x" after a post to access the "mark as spam" option.
- Don't download applications that you are not sure about.
- If you think your account has been hacked, go to www.facebook.com/hacked to alert facebook and lockdown your account.
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