Facebook Clean up 2012


If you want to know how to clean up your profile and computer in some cases, after you’ve interacted with a scam that may have caused you to install rogue apps on your profile or malicious browser plugins, please read on.

Follow these steps, (In Order), to clean things up…

First: Start by checking what Facebook apps you have installed and remove any suspicious ones. Then check for and remove any suspicious browser plugins. You should also update your Anti-Virus Software and RUN A FULL SCAN with it to make sure you didn’t get any viruses on your computer from the spam.

How do I remove or delete an app from my account?
https://www.facebook.com/help/170585223002660/

Removing any possible bogus browser Plugins..

Uninstall extensions (Chrome)
http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=113907
Uninstalling add-ons (FireFox)
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_extensions
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Second: You should change your Facebook Password just in case.

How do I reset my password?
https://www.facebook.com/help/213395615347144/
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Third: Finally you should Delete the wall messages and or report the messages as spam.

Here is how to remove a post from your Timeline or Feed:

How do I delete something posted on my timeline?
https://www.facebook.com/help/261211860580476/

How do I remove a link that I posted?
https://www.facebook.com/help/201770183198968/

The link below shows you how to Report Abuse On Facebook. It covers reporting a post as spam.

How do I report abuse to Facebook?
https://www.facebook.com/help/212722115425932/

~Black Knight

Scam Alert – get 4 free tickets to Disneyland


For those who think they are going to get 4 free tickets to Disneyland by simply sharing some random non-official Facebook page: Sorry, you’ve been had. See photo and included resources.

~Black Knight

Now stop spamming your friends with bogus offers:
Thank you.

Resources:
Get 4 FREE Disneyland Tickets (Merry Christmas) – Facebook Scam
http://facecrooks.com/Scam-Watch/Get-4-FREE-Disneyland-Tickets-Merry-Christmas-Facebook-Scam.html

Free Disneyland Tickets Scam
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/disneyland.asp

Receive Disney Land Tickets FREE (Limited Time Only!) Facebook Scam
http://techie-buzz.com/scams/receive-disneyland-tickets-free.html

ConsumerWatch: Scammers Selling Fake Disneyland Tickets On Craigslist
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/03/08/consumerwatch-scammers-selling-fake-disneyland-tickets-on-craigslist/

Tipsy Tow Facebook hoax


Looks like the old “Tipsy Tow” Facebook hoax is making the rounds again. While the Tipsy Tow service is real, the information being passed around on Facebook is inaccurate. Please see the attached photo and resources for the correct information.

~Black Knight

Resources:
AAA Tipsy Tow Program – Don’t Drive Drunk – Get a Free Ride Home.
http://calstate.aaa.com/auto/car-traffic-safety/aaa-tipsy-tow-program

Some AAA Clubs Offer Safe Driving Alternatives During Year-End Holidays
http://newsroom.aaa.com/2012/12/some-aaa-clubs-offer-safe-driving-alternatives-during-for-year-end-holidays/

Tipsy Tow
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/nothing/tipsytow.asp

 

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