How to clean-up your profile after a Facebook survey scam

Facebook survey scams continue to be a big problem. Just this weekend we estimate that hundreds of thousands of Facebook users have been hit by a resurgence of the “Girl killed herself” scam.

Judging by messages we’re receiving from Facebook’s users, many people are struggling to clean up their accounts after they were tricked into allowing a third party application to post messages from their profile. Of course, these messages look to your online friends as though you posted them, so it’s really important that the problem gets resolved or the scam will just spread more and more virally.

Here’s a quick YouTube video where I show you how to clean-up your Facebook account from such an attack:

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