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How to Secure Your Facebook Account from Scammers

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How to Secure Your Facebook Account from Scammers
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How to Secure Your Facebook Account from Scammers: Securing your Facebook account should be your priority.

In as much as you would like to have your profile intact together with your friends and family, having your account secured should be the ultimate.

As this will stop intruders of getting hold of your Facebook account and then use it to scam and steal from people who has always cared or love you sincerely.

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How to Secure Your Facebook Account from Scammers.

It is one thing to own a Facebook account and another big deal to protect and duly secure the account.

I will be glad to illustrate all the detailed measures to be taking in order to secure your Facebook account in this article.

To secure your Facebook account, you must have an account which meets with the terms and conditions of Facebook policies.

Then go to your Facebook account profile, click on the three buttons or on your picture at the top right side of the screen. Which is beside your display profile.

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Then select settings and privacy, under the settings and privacy menu, choose the settings option that appears. From the settings, there is a privacy menu, you will see all other options out listed below.

Choose the privacy menu. There is an option which states ‘How people find and contact you’.

This menu pose questions such as;

  1. Who can send you friend requests?
  2.  Who can see your friends list?
  3.  Who can look you up using the email address you provided?
  4.  Who can look you up using the phone number you provided?
  5.  Do you want search engines outside of Facebook to link to your profile?

Each of the questions listed above, have an Edit button. This edit button can be used to change the audience who can look up your account.

You have to make the restrictions of your telephone number and email address to be visible for you alone.

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If you have followed the instructions above, then proceed to the next step which is login verification from any device trying to access your Facebook account.

Next step is to to activate the ‘Use two-factor authentication’. This will always identify any strange log in to your Facebook account.

Because, all login will be directed to the SMS sent to you or through the authentication app. This means, anytime you wish to login to your Facebook account with a new device, You have to approve it by typing in the codes sent to your phone number as SMS or the code displayed in the authentication app.

Frequently Asked Questions.

How do I link my Facebook account to an authentication app?

Answer: First of all, you have to download or install the authentication software to your device, then login to your Facebook account, and go through the settings process.
Select the use authentication app, your camera activates automatically from Facebook, allowing you to scan through the authentication software.
This links your account with the authentication app.

Can I change a phone number used for SMS in my account?

Answer: Of cause you can. This is because Facebook believes you may change your contact due to some reasons best known to you.
So, you will have to click on the edit button which is right beside the other phone number which you previously provided.
Note: This will be effective as soon as you provide the correct password of your Facebook account.

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