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How To Protect Your Facebook Account From Fraudsters

In the modern world, technology has played a big role in connecting people and keeping them up to date with trending news. Platforms like Facebook have millions of users everyday who post pictures and status feeds daily. Unfortunately, the digital era has poised dangerous habits like online fraud, impersonation, misinformation and even hacking of accounts.

To protect its users from such vices, Facebook has Community Standards and guidelines that inform what is and is not allowed. Facebook quickly responds to anyone who compromises community trust and safety, with reported violations immediately resulting in deleted Pages, content and disabled accounts.

Here are a few ways to protect your Facebook account from fraudsters.

Protect your password

Facebook passwords should be unique and never shared with anyone. To create a strong password and protect it, follow the following tips.

  • Ensure that it’s at least six characters long and use a complex combination of numbers, letters and punctuation marks.
  • Avoid using common words or your name.
  • Use a unique password that you’re not using anywhere else online.
  • Never share your password.
  • For extra security, change your password every six months.

Protect your account

A strong password is a great first step, but as you grow and gain more followers, follow the additional steps you can take to protect your Facebook account.

  • Manage who can see you as a friend on Facebook – You can change your privacy setting to only friends of friends. This helps to separate your public life from your personal life.
  • Remove your personal profile from search engine results – In the Settings and Privacy section in Facebook, you can control whether or not a search engine will show your profile in its results.
  • Activate two-factor authentication – This means you will have to confirm your identity when logging in from a device that Facebook does not recognize.
  • Activate and manage your alerts – Make sure login alerts and approvals are activated so that you’re alerted if someone logs in to your account from a different device.
  • Update your privacy settings – Make sure that all of your privacy settings are up to date. To run a Privacy Checkup, click on your Facebook profile, then select Privacy Checkup.
  • Assign different roles to people who manage your Page – Assign different Page rolesto different people to limit the amount of access a person has.