Are complete strangers asking to be friends with you in Facebook?
Check your Apps
If you are inundated with requests from complete strangers the first thing you should check out is what Apps you may have inadvertently given permission to.
- Login to Facebook
- Go to https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications§ion=all
- Float your mouse pointer over any apps you are not sure about (e.g. some quiz or questionnaire)
- Click the X (Remove) looks like this...
- Then a little pop up should appear - read it carefully, you may have an option to tick like this...
Change your Password
It is of course possible that somebody has gained access to your account (either because you have left it open and unattended) or they have guessed your password.
So here are the steps to change your password:
This survey email pretends to come from Amazon
Here is what the scam email looks like...
Subject: ID: 833546334
As a valued customer we would like to present you with an opportunity to make a quick buck. We are offering £25 each to a selected number of customers in exchange for completing a quick survey relating to our service.