One of the least attractive qualities of the new Facebook Groups is that anyone can create a group, and then they can add anyone to the group, so suddenly you are a member of a group for which you never asked to be signed up. This is a form of spam, pure and simple, and it is evil for someone to do it to you, just as it is evil for Facebook to set it up that way. Here is how to delete yourself from that group, and also how to report it as spam for signing you up in the first place.
It all starts with that unbidden email that says “So and So added you to the group “Name of Group for which you never signed up.”
At the bottom of that email, Facebook helpfully offers:
Just go to the group and click Leave Group.”
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Of course this completely ignores the point that you shouldn’t have to leave the group because you should never have been signed up for it in the first place!
Anyways, to report the group, click on the link to go to the group, and look down near the bottom, on the lefthand side, for two links – “Leave group”, and “Report group”
When you click on the “Report group” link, it will give you this pop-up:
As you can see, there are several options regarding for what you are reporting the group. You want to hit the “Spam or scam” option (unless of course the group fits into another one of the categories).
After you have reported it, hit the “Leave group” link, and you’re out of there.
If you yourself have created such a group, and have realized the error of your ways, you may want to see our article on How to delete a Facebook group.
First, go to the group to which you have been signed up, and look
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