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How to Handle the facebook Sunglasses Spammers

Posted in : facebook, scam, spam on by : TruXter

sunglasses_spammer_facebook We have all seen these Lower than life fake RayBan fake Oakley sunglasses spammers on Facebook that are tagging people in pictures they post. and we just scroll past them but deep down wish it would stop.
If you were unsure, I will help you.Those sunglasses posts. They are spam and they are not legit. I wouldn’t buy anything from either of those pages, nor would I trust them, if you don’t get your bank account wiped out from trying to purchase from them, you will get crummy illegal knockoffs that will get you laughed at by someone who knows better.

Let’s not be defeatists. This can be resolved and it may prevent people from trying new ways to spam.

This is how you can help make these go away. By reporting the spammers on Facebook.

tag_spam_sunglasses_facebookPut your mouse over the name of the account that is tagging your friend, and right click and select “open in new tab”.
Now navigate back to your timeline by clicking on the original tab.
Now go back to the tagged image.
Where you see the post, you will see in the top right corner of that post, a small arrow pointing down. Click that arrow. Then click the “hide all from Oakley Online” or the RayBan account or all of the other sunglasses spammers.

There’s a tad bit more to do here
but don’t freak out when it vanishes
Don’t change pages and don’t hit refresh, you have to look close. Look for what you see in the next image.

This will make the tagged post disappear from your current view



You will see what looks like that picture there in the place of the spammy picture. You will notice a message in there that says:
“You will no longer see posts from Oakley Online in News Feed Undo
Why don’t you want to see this?”
and the bottom sentence will be a clickable link.
Click that link and you will get a pop-up

its-spam There is a multiple choice that pops up in a small window. Select the bottom choice. “it’s Spam” and click continue.(or yours may say “this is a fake account’ please select either one that is available.) You will be noticed that you will never see it again. but trust that you will.

Now go back to that other tab you opened.
Get ready to throw the final blow.
You must mark them as spam

report_sunglassses_spamThis should be the Spammer’s account. Look to the far right hand side of their timeline. There will be a gear. click that gear a and a drop down menu will appear. Select “report Page”. Do this. Report the page. You will then get one more tiny multiple question pop up.
Look somewhere near the middle.
Where you will find it “Report Page”.
Click that.
You will be taken to another prompt.
Which says “Why are you reporting this page”.
You have to do this last step or this was all for nothing
Simple clicks and done.

itsspamorscam Select “it’s Spam or a scam”.

and click “continue”

That’s it, you are done. You have done all you can.

Bookmark/add to favorites this page because the person has a few accounts and you will see them all. If you can, put this page’s link in the comments section of those posts.
Either Facebook will take notice and finally do something, or your friends will at least have a fighting chance at beating this spam.

More issues with tagging and Facebook.

How to prevent yourself from being tagged on Facebook.


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8 thoughts on How to Handle the facebook Sunglasses Spammers

  • flux 2014/09/18

    Please understand that those who you are deeming the responsible party, the “spammers”, more accurately the offending account, belong to legitimate owners of which are likely victims themselves.

    The users’ Facebook account(s) in question has/have likely been hijacked or hacked by a real spammer, likely by rogue, automated, robot software used by malicious hackers using acquired (stolen) account credentials, possibly via spoofed websites fooling honest account owners into entering account credentials. I know, because I am one of them.

    Thankfully, I was quickly able to lock my current Facebook account session, deauthorize the offending foreign remote devices connecting with my account credentials, and close any connection to IP addresses that are not recognized (see: Settings->Security->Where You’re Logged In). In my case, there were two unrecognized sessions and devices from suspicious locations and IP addresses listed here that were accessing my account. Facebook provides a physical world location and IP addresses for successful previous login connections via IP address reverse-lookup queries, and they were no where near where I physically was. In fact, these unauthorized logins were clear across the continent.

    Most importantly, honest owners of hijacked accounts need to act quickly to minimize damage and risk. If you still have access to your account during a hijack situation (likely because no human actually has seen and changed the current credentials yet, rather only a computer system running on auto that has acquired account credentials), connect to https://www.facebook.com/hacked ASAP to lock the current session and change security information and settings associated with the hijacked account such as Facebook and e-mail passwords, Facebook “login notifications”, “login approvals” and “trusted contacts” which are very important security tools. Once all these steps were completed, the problem account was resolved and secured once again.

    Additionally, I ran several full computer scans with anti-malware/anti-adware software (eg. MalWareBytes, AdwCleaner, etc.) as well as anti-virus software, but was unable to find any threats in the local system after several comprehensive scans.

    Please be careful where you enter your login credentials, what links you follow, and what software you are installing/running on your computer. I can only assume I was not, and suffered this attack, inundating my friends and groups with spam without my authorization because they were being tagged in phishing ads.

  • TruXter 2014/09/19

    As an addition to this, I’d like to advise; do not use the same password for your email as your Facebook account.

    and who wants to be friends with a person who gets their account hacked and does not clean up the mess after?

  • catel 2015/10/18

    thank unscrible my email adress and facebook

  • TruXter 2015/10/18

    Dude, you just asked me to unsubscribe you, while this page is telling you how to block them.

    I’m not the spammer, I’m the one that helps you beat that spammer.
    Good luck.

  • spammebaby 2016/03/16

    You can always just block the account the photos are posted on. Most of these accounts are either fake or their owners are MIA or clueless. Blocking the owner of the photo blocks all possible views of the photo and tagged instances of it. 100% of the ones i’ve done this on are not friends, but they’ve tagged some of my friends.

  • TruXter 2016/03/16

    That’s what the article say.

  • Lore 2016/05/06

    Hi! what if your friends are receiving the spammy notification (Rayban) but I don’t see it myself on my own account (not even on activities record). Can something be done about this? Thank you very much, cheers!

  • TruXter 2016/05/06

    If the messages are coming from you, Click your name and look at all of your posts. Delete said posts.
    Change your password, and probably scan your computer for a virus or keylogger. Stop clicking links posted on Facebook.

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