Social networking sites like Facebook are great site for us to reach our relatives and friends worldwide. They are very helpful in terms of sharing videos, photos and information as well. But I know you already heard some scams stories from Facebook. Yes, it’s true there are some people using this social networking site as an opportunity to make money. So watch –out for lots of SCAM strategies on Facebook.
Facebook was build to for us to make friends, if we are very eager to know how to use facebook and to be familiar with its applications, we must also find a way how to protect ourselves from bullying and from Scams. Scams are comes from various forms. Some people using our personal informations to make scam so be careful. You must know how to hide your personal information and know how to set Facebook privacy settings.
If you notice, almost all of your friends put their mobile numbers on Facebook, which is very risky in their part because scammers may use their mobile numbers to make scams. If you want to share your numbers to your friends, why not give it to them personally? But Facebook has an application which we can access our account on our mobile phone. And every time we access our Facebook account on our mobile phones, our contacts on phone will synchronize automatically and shared on Facebook. So it is very important for us to set our privacy settings on Facebook. And be careful on using mobile phone in accessing our facebook account.
Did you know that phone numbers of all your friends are now on Facebook? Yes, no joke you can see all your friend list and their phone numbers on one page on Facebook.
- 1. Click on account – It is located on the top right of the screen.
- 2. Click Edit friends
- 3. Click Contacts – It is on the top left of the screen.
All you can see are the contacts of your Facebook friends
Your Contacts list is like a phonebook that only you can see. It includes numbers that 1) you may had synced from your phone or 2) your friend allows to share it with you. To control who sees your contact information, visit your privacy settings.
As you can see, all your friends who do not set their privacy settings appeared and their phone numbers are published publicly. So you must know how to hide your personal informations to avoid scams. You can set your privacy settings and select people you only trust and you wanted to see your shared informations on Facebook.
Please share this post, so your friends can remove their numbers and thus prevent abuse.