Simple Ways to Secure Your Facebook Account

Been getting a lot of fake friend requests lately. There’s a couple of settings you can change that will drastically reduce the chance of your account being hacked or cloned.
This one will discourage scammers from cloning your account
If you access Facebook via a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer:
 
1 – Log in to your Facebook account and visit your Timeline page.
 
2 – Click the Friends link.
 
3 – Click the three dots located just to the right of the “Find Friends” link.
 
4 – Click Edit Privacy.
 
5 – On the line that reads “Who can see your friend list?“, click the down arrow at the far right and select Only me.
 
If you use the Facebook app on a mobile device:
 
Note: The exact steps required to hide your friends’ list might vary a bit from the ones below, depending on your version of the Facebook app. If so, use the following steps as a general guide.
 
1 – Log in to your Facebook account using the Facebook mobile app.
 
2 – Tap the Menu icon that’s located near the top-right corner of the screen (it looks like three horizontal lines stacked atop one another).
 
3 – Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.
 
4 – Tap Settings.
 
5 – Tap Privacy Settings.
 
5 – Scroll down and change the “Who can see your friends list?” setting to Only me.
 
That’s all there is to it. Now that your friend’s list is private there’s very little risk that it will ever get cloned by a scammer.
 
This one will prevent people from hacking your account by enabling two-factor authentication
 
Follow these steps if you’re using Facebook in a web browser on a laptop or desktop computer…
 
1 – Log in to your Facebook account (if you aren’t logged in already).
 
2 – Click the down arrow located in the vicinity of the top-right corner of the Facebook Window.
 
3 – Click Settings & Privacy.
 
4 – Click Settings.
 
5 – In the far left-hand column, click Security and login.
 
6 – Scroll down and click the Edit button located on the right-hand side of the Use Two-Factor Authentication line and then follow the instructions from there.
 
Follow these steps if you’re using the Facebook app on a mobile device…
 
1 – Log in to your Facebook account.
 
2 – Tap the Menu icon (it looks like three horizontal lines).
 
3 – Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy.
 
4 – Tap Settings.
 
5 – Tap Security and Login.
 
6 – Scroll down and tap Use two-factor authentication and then follow the instructions from there.
 
That’s all there is to it. You’re all set!
 
Now that you have Two-Factor Authentication enabled on your Facebook account a person would need physical access to your mobile phone before they’ll be allowed to log into to your account, even if they know your password!

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