Protection Against Facebook Phishing Scams
Different ways exist in which to protect yourself from Facebook phishing scams. The most obvious is to review your Facebook settings.
For instance, if you login to Facebook and go to the Info tab on your profile, then to Contact Information, you can change who sees certain details. You might set your mobile phone number so that Only Friends or Friends of Friends can see it – you more than likely wouldn’t want it displayed to Everyone!
Meanwhile, Privacy Settings are available from the Account menu in Facebook. Designed to protect users from Facebook phishing and data mining spammers, Profile Information, Contact Information and Applications and Websites can all be configured to protect your personal information.
For further protection, remember to always vet new Facebook friends, preferably by calling them, for verbal confirmation. Stay safe by not accepting friend requests from strangers or people you barely know, and never set your status to inform the world that you aren’t at home!