For years, Facebook users have been plagued by scam messages claiming that they can find out who has been viewing their profiles.
Typically, the messages claim that you need to click a link and then install a Facebook app to access a list of people who have viewed your profile.
After you have installed the rogue app – which will spam all of your friends with more scam messages – you will be told that you must complete a survey before you can see the list.
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But, no matter how many surveys you complete, you will never get to see the promised list.
Bottom line? Any message that claims that you can install an app or sign up for a service that allows you to see who has been viewing your profile is sure to be a scam.
Facebook includes the following information in its help files:
Can I know who’s looking at my Timeline or how often it’s being viewed?
No. Facebook doesn’t let you track who views your profile or your posts (ex: your photos). Third-party apps are also unable to do this. If you come across an app that says it can show you who’s viewing your profile or posts, please report the app.
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