How to stop Facebook chat message spam

Posted By: KP On March 26, 2011 Under Internet Categories

Now a days mass chat messages with spam links is spreading on Facebook. The message claims to have a @Facebook.com email id or your old age look. Clicking on such links it may compromise your Facebook account and send messages to your friends.

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It’s a viral spam chain. To prevent your account from getting hacked by such applications don’t use unknown applications.

Don’t give more than basic permissions to applications.

Read before you press “Allow” button.

In below screenshot the application is asking for chat access permission. i.e. Application can use my chat and message anyone. Also it can get online friends list etc..

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Blocking chat spam:

  • Tell your friends not to use unknown applications
  • Share this article with friends and aware them
  • When you visit a spam application click on the application name (marked red in below screenshot) and report spam from left side bottom menu on page loaded.
  • This will ensure a clean web. Reporting a spam application you help many people.
  • Also from the same menu choose block application and block it from your account. So that application won’t send you spam messages anymore.

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Removing a spam application from your hacked account (when you have already pressed “Allow” and messages are going out from your account)

Visit Application List here , remove all unknown applications by clicking delete button. I will recommended to change your password once and next time be careful. Not every application does what it claims to.

Share this article and aware your friends. Aware people and stay safe.



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10 responses. Wanna say something?

  1. Vishal Bhattt
    Mar 26, 2011 at 22:26:11
    #1

    if we hv https still we get the problem?

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    KP Reply:

    yes, you are authorizing the application. doesn’t matter then you use http or https

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  2. Rajdeep
    Mar 26, 2011 at 22:29:26
    #2

    thanks for the info dude………….helped me a lot.

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  3. Chinmay
    Mar 27, 2011 at 05:10:56
    #3

    But is this it all? Coz what I have observed that sometimes unacceptable links are also present which atleast no good person would have ever clicked, visited or used. Btw thanks for the tip!
    :)

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  4. James
    Mar 30, 2011 at 02:59:34
    #4

    Umm I tried that but the apps not there to delete and its still spamming…

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  5. Thamarai kannan
    Sep 24, 2011 at 00:21:24
    #5

    Sir some body using my phone no on facebook account..And they are immitating me & doing some thing wrong i want to delete that account and but i dont know the accounts email or password pls help me….

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  6. Thamarai kannan
    Sep 24, 2011 at 00:25:21
    #6

    Kunal sir pls they are torturing me..They created a female facebook account and my mobile no now the friends of that account keep calling me and torturing me..Pls help me to delete that account…

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  7. javier
    Sep 24, 2011 at 19:45:10
    #7

    estoy re cansado, ya intente todo pero la aplicación no se elimina, quiero que eliminen mi cuenta o que me digan como lo puedo hacer, es re desesperante estar molestando a las personas con esa aplicación que no se quien la mando y esta perjudicando a muchos, mandarme una respuesta, se los agradecerá mucho

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  8. Sumant Basu
    Dec 11, 2012 at 19:01:37
    #8

    very useful

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  9. Gopal
    Apr 26, 2013 at 13:43:05
    #9

    informative buddy :)
    did as u said :)

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