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Social Media Safety
Social media can be a helpful place, but it can also be a scary place to be. These are some social media hacks and facts to help you navigate Facebook safely. In this article you will learn how to set up a Facebook business account, how to protect your Facebook account and profile, how to identify the 7 most popular Facebook scams, and find the top 10 security software programs to protect all of your information.
How do I create a Facebook business account?
 
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  1. Go to business.facebook.com/overview.
  2. Click Create Account.
  3. Enter a name for your business, your name and work email address and click Next.
  4. Enter your business details and click Submit.
How do I create a Facebook business account attached to my personal account?
  1. Log into your personal account
  2. Navigate over to facebook.com/business
  3. Click on ‘Create a Page’
  4. Choose ‘Business or Brand’
Click for more information if you need additional help!

You need Facebook security no matter how big or small you/company is.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ACCOUNT:
  1. Use a password that you will be able to remember, something unique that only you would guess, and always write down the information for precaution. Keep this information in a safe spot, and do not give it to many people.
  2. Security may not be on the top of your mind, but it is the first thing on scammers minds. Find a reputable security software program to install on your computers and cellphones.
  3. Facebook Scams to Avoid
These are the top 10 –
#1 Bitdefender
#2 Kaspersky
#3 Webroot
#3 Norton
#5 Trend Micro
#6 McAfee
#6 ESET
#8 Avast
#9 AVG Technologies
#10 Sophos
  1. Have a reliable third-party available, with Administrator rights. This will help when it comes to keeping up the page with content, or having a backup plan in case you are locked out of your account.
 
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PROFILE: Source
  1. Make your friends authenticators –
If Facebook detects an unrecognized login or hacking attempt, it will lock down your account, and you wouldn’t be able to access it. The process to regain access to your account used to be a long one and complicated one, but now Facebook allows you to simply choose up to five trusted friends who can help you regain access to your account.
Go to Settings > Security and login > Choose friends to contact and select at least three people from your friend list. If you get locked out, these friends can send you verification codes for authentication to help you regain access to your account.
  1. Know which devices you use –
Under Settings > Security and Login, Facebook shows a section called ‘Where you’re logged in’. This section lists all the devices (laptop, phone, tablet etc.) on which you have logged in to your Facebook account. Remove any devices you don’t recognize or don’t have access to anymore. If you're unsure of the status of certain devices, we recommend that you use the ‘Log out of all sessions’ option, and log in afresh. This will ensure no one else has access to your Facebook account.
  1. View all your information –
When you open your Facebook account settings, you will notice a new menu item on the left – 'Your Facebook information'. Facebook has consolidated access to all your information on a single page. You can view information about you by category (posts, photos, comments, likes, etc.) and download any information you want. You can even view and manage your activity log from this page and control which of your activities appear on your friends' timelines.
  1.  Manage your Facebook data –
    In the Facebook Information page, you also have a shortcut to ‘Manage your data’. When you access this feature, you need to select if you want to manage data on Facebook or Instagram. For Facebook, you get advanced control on how and where Facebook uses any of your data. You can manage your location data, control contacts uploaded to Facebook, face recognition setting, ad preference and various other features.
  1. Access –
Most websites and apps give you the option to log in using your Facebook account instead of creating a new account from scratch. While this makes things easier, we often forget to revoke Facebook access for these third-party apps and websites when we stop using them. Head to Settings > Apps and websites. You will see a list of all the active apps and websites that have access to your Facebook account. You can choose the apps you want to remove from the list, as well as delete any posts that a particular app or website might have published on your behalf.
 
These days, having an online presence is a must. But, keeping your reputation and your business profiles pristine are also important. It doesn’t help you to have an online presence if it’s overrun with scams and ads. Invest in your digital reputation! Contact Gustave A. Larson if you have questions about how to make this happen with your business.