It seems that no matter how careful you are on social media, there is something new to trip you up. Most people are aware of Facebook no-nos like posting party pictures or making inappropriate comments that could be misinterpreted by someone you are trying to impress.
You can learn to avoid doing those kinds of things and you can also protect your privacy by setting your Facebook account settings to block others from seeing or reading things you just would rather not share with the whole world.
But then there is the other kind of problems that can be caused by making the wrong moves on Facebook. It seems like everyday someone comes up with another way to hack into your account.
You want to enjoy being online and perhaps even use it effectively in business. But you don’t want to damage your computer in the process or be pulled into a scam.
What to avoid on Facebook
Avoid following links that come from these kinds of status updates or event invitations. Your friends may not even know that they posted these things.
Tip # 1: You’re invited to an event on Facebook but the event is to see who viewed your profile:
I obscured the names and I cut the link short so no one would try to test this. You don’t need to know who viewed your profile. Every time someone sets a status out like this, it is a trick. Don’t try it!
Tip #2: Even worse, the instructions tell you it is not a scam or a hoax but you know it is:
How to increase your security
Tip # 3: Facebook has a secure setting but most people are not using it:
There are plenty more scams on Facebook but these are just a few tips to help you be safe and protect you and your computer from being attacked.