Facebook reports that 4% of content posted on the network can be attributed to spammers. Here are 8 quick step to avoid junk cluttering up your conversations.

  1.  Report suspicious posts to both Facebook and the friend responsible – To tell Facebook – Go to the conversation – Open the Actions menu – Select “Report Spam.”
  2.  Do not cut and paste unknown code into your browser’s address bar.
  3.  Always use an up-to-date browser , which will be familiar with the most recent spam attacks doing the rounds.
  4.  Keep vigilant by reading the news – check out tech websites such as Mashable and TechCrunch, that will regularly report on common spam attacks.
  5.  Be suspicious of offers that seem too good to be true, or stories and links that are just too juicy and exciting to ignore.
  6.  Improve your security settings by going to your account settings (drop down menu next to ‘home’ button) – click on ‘security settings’ – then, where it says ‘secure browser’, then click ‘edit’, then check the box that says ‘browse Facebook on a secure connection’, then click ‘save’.
  7.  If you have a company page, edit your wall post permissions (through the options tab) so that people have to be pre-approved before they can post on your wall.
  8.  Install Zscaler’s bookmarklet which helps you combat clickjacking.