Every so often, a new scam is circulated on Facebook, or sometimes an old scam rears its ugly head again. Facebook Ray-Ban spam is the newest problem facing users, so if you see ads supposedly offering discounted sunglasses from the popular brand, don’t fall for it. It’s only a scam.
Don’t click the Facebook Ray-Ban spam
Many Facebook users are reporting a sudden increase in spammy ads for Ray-Ban sunglasses on their News Feeds. The ads promise ridiculously deep discounts, such as 80% off, and supposedly, users need to click on the ad to get the discount. In some cases, the ads say that the sunglasses being offered at such deep discounts are discontinued, and that’s why they’re on sale for so much off. However, it’s nothing but a scam.
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If you click on the link in the Facebook Ray-Ban spam, you’re taken to an online store for knock-off Ray-Ban sunglasses. The best-case scenario here is that the buyers receive imitation Ray-Ban sunglasses, although it’s also possible that the websites are designed to steal the buyer’s money and not send them anything at all. The worst-case scenario is having your bank account information stolen and used not only for theft on the fake Ray-Ban site but also across the Web.
How to deal with Facebook Ray-Ban spam
The Facebook Ray-Ban spam takes over some accounts on the social network, with hackers spamming messages about the sunglasses and tagging an endless list of other users. One way to keep this spam off your Timeline is to set your profile so that people can’t post things on your Timeline without your approval. However, the Facebook Ray-Ban spam could pop up in your News Feed as posts on your friends’ Timelines.
Facebook users are advised not to click the ads or the links contained in them. Instead, report them as spam. If they’re a post, all you need to do is click the dropdown arrow next to them and select “Report post.” However, some users are reporting that when they attempt to do this, there’s a link stating that an error occurred, so the posts don’t allow them to report them as spam. If the spam is showing up as an ad, you can also fill out this form to report it to Facebook.
If the Facebook Ray-Ban spam posts are being posted on your account without your permission, the first step is to change your password immediately. It’s also a good idea to look through your installed apps and games and delete those you don’t trust. Delete all the posts you didn’t create and look through your login history and Activity Log for suspicious activity. You can delete all the actions you don’t want through the Activity Log.
If you clicked on a malicious link or accidentally downloaded a bad file or allowed someone to gain access to your account in some other manner, Facebook advises you to review this post.