Sometimes spammers create fake pages that look like the Facebook login page. When you enter your email and password on one of these pages, the spammer records your information and keeps it. This is called phishing.
Suggestion: Always type “www.facebook.com” in address bar of your web browser to login to facebook account.
When someone has been phished, their account will often start automatically sending messages or links to a large number of their friends. These messages or links are often advertisements telling friends to check out videos or products.
If your account is automatically sending out spammy messages or links, secure it here.
If you think your friend’s account was phished, tell them to change their password and run anti-virus software on their computer.
- Click here to learn more about managing your Facebook account security and privacy.
- Anatomy of a Phishing Email (techie-buzz.com)