The information below provides you with the most common issues Facebook users face on the site on a daily basis. If you are looking for information on how to work with your Facebook privacy settings, report abuse and scams, or even delete your account, you will find it below.
First things first: Privacy Settings
Here are a few places you can learn how to properly configure your facebook Privacy settings. This happens to be one of your best lines of defense here on facebook. Properly configured privacy settings will let those who you want to see your info, see it and those that you don't, not see it. Take the time to read and configure the settings to your liking. Not doing so can cost you big time in the end.
How can I control my privacy? (The Manual) -
It's Intimidating, but it is the best place to Learn about Facebook's privacy settings.
External Website Recommendations:
Sophos's recommendations for Facebook settings
Prep for Facebook's Timeline Layout: 6 Must-Do Privacy Tweaks
Controlling What You Share on Timeline
Facebook Timeline Privacy Tips: Lock Down Your Profile
How to Lock Down Your Facebook Timeline So Only Friends Can See What You Post
A Parents' Guide to Facebook
Below are a few extra points of interest that you may want to look into, to improve your over all Facebook experince.
Are you using Facebook's Interest Lists?
Don't Miss a Thing! Start Using Facebook Lists
Everything You Need To Know About Edgerank
How Facebook Decides What To Put In Your News Feed – These 10 Secrets Reveal All
Why you should NOT install 'Fun & Entertaining' Facebook applications
Top Ten Facebook Scams to Avoid
Help Topic - The Learning Curve - How to Spot and Avoid Fake Video & News Scams on Facebook.
Terms Of Service
Data Use Policy
Secondly: How to report scams and other facebook abuse:
The help topics listed below cover reporting the different types of scams or abusive behaviors you may run into while on facebook.
How do I report abuse?
Covers: Reporting a profiles, pages, photos, videos, messages, questions, groups, events and Ads.
How do I report an objectionable advertisement running in an external app?
Covers reporting objectionable advertisements when the web address (URL) in your browser window begins with "http://apps.facebook.com/". "The ads apps tend to show."
How do I report an abusive app?
Unlike a Page?
Covers how to unlike a page.
Unsubscribe from emails from an application after I've allowed the application to email me?
Covers how to unsubscribe from email notification that may be sent to you by rogue Apps.
Covers how to block someone.
Remove or delete an application from my account?
Covers how to uninstall any app from your profile.
How do I delete a Wall post, story or Timeline post?
Covers how to remove wall post.
What can I do to protect the security of my account?
Covers the different steps you can do to keep your account safe.
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Facebook Security Tips:
Report a malicious link or website (phishing)
Use this form to report any Phishing links you come across while on the facebook platform.
I have received a fake email that looks like it came from Facebook.
Covers what to do if you recieve an email that claims to be from facebook but is not.
What to do if you have become a victim of Phishing On Facebook.
If you become a victim of Phishing while on facebook or find a phishing link directly on the platform, the links below will help you recover your account and report the incident. Be aware the process for recovering a compromised facebook account can be long and hard and require you to provide proof of who your are. The best practice is to avoid this issue by NOT giving away your account information in the first place. To learn more about Phishing go Here: Phishing - Avoid Fake Facebook Security Messages
My Account Has Been Hacked And I Have Access To My Login Email
Use this form if your account has been compromised but you still have access to your facebook login email address. Meaning the hacker may have change your password on your facebook account, but did not manage to hack you email address or remove it from your facebook account.https://ssl.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=hacked_self_recovery
My Account Or My Friend's Account Has Been Hacked, What Do I Do Now?
Please see Facebook help topic on retrieving hacked accounts
How do I reset my password? (This Will Only Allow You To Reset Your Password)
The link below goes to Facebook's Account Recovery Page. This security feature will allow you to regain full control over your account after it has been compromise by Phishing or hacking. The process will allow you to reset your Facebook Password, Security Question and Your "Post By Email" Address.
Facebook's Hacked Account Recovery Process.
Sick and tired of Facebook?
If you have had enough of Facebook and no longer want to use the site there are 2 options available to you. You can either deactivate your account or permanently delete it. Deactivating your account causes all of your information to disappear from the Facebook service immediately. No one will will be able to search for and find any of your information. If at any time you want to re-join Facebook, all you have to do is log back in. Permanently deleting your account will remove it from Facebook completely. You will not be able to reactivate your account or retrieve any content you had in it.
How do I deactivate my account?
Covers how to "deactivate" your Facebook account.
How do I permanently delete my account?
Covers How to "permanently delete" your account.