No doubt, Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms being used by individuals and businesses both. Facebook helps its users communicate with their friends and family sitting in remote places. The users can not only chat but also make videos and voice calls, for which all they need is an optimum internet speed. When it comes to using this social media platform for business use, one can say that it is the most effective source of promotion.
Not every user who visits Facebook minds his/her own business; there are some who visit to stalk other people or finding different means of stealing the personal as well as professional information of the users. Such users with bad intentions do so for earning money (by selling a company’s confidential info available on their Facebook page) or to humiliate the other users. To avoid this, Facebook has set highly strict privacy policies. Still, there are some techies who get successful in hacking someone’s account.
Hacking is a serious issue as a hacker can not only misuse your photos and personal info but also post something offensive on your behalf. In case of business profiles, the hijacker can remove all the important data, denying the access of other managers to that profile and do a lot of other activities that can harm your business’s reputation. This might have happened to you or any of your friends in the past. There are some security tips that need to be considered to avoid such unfavorable situations.
What if one morning you wake up with a message from your friend that “why you have posted some adult pictures (that you have no idea about as you haven’t posted it) or why you have shared any inappropriate or violent video clip?” With a panic attack, you try to check your Facebook account and it turns out to be shocking as your password has already been changed by someone. It simply means that your Facebook account has been hacked and someone else has posted those video clips or posts on your behalf.
Recovering your Hacked Account
Via Trusted Contacts
To let the users access their account back, Facebook added a number of features such as “Trusted Contacts”. The only time when you cannot use this feature is if the hacker has removed all your friends from your account. But if you have got lucky to have your friends still added to your account, grab this opportunity without wasting a single minute.
Please Note that the trusted contacts feature is prevention rather than cure as you have to add them in advance. To add, follow these steps:
- Log in your Facebook account
- Visit Settings and then Security and Login
- Under the Login section, you will find an option with “Choose 3 to 5 friends to contact if you get locked out”
- Select Edit and add the names of your trusted friends, who you think can help if your accounts get hacked
So, if you have chosen Trusted Contacts to recover your account, all you need to do is click Forgotten your Password on the Facebook login screen. Provide the email IDs of your friends (mentioned in the Trusted Contacts) and then ask your contacts for help. Call them and ask for the code and then enter the same in the field provided. You can now recover your account!
Via Your Facebook Hacked Account Page
- For this, visit facebook.com/hacked
- Read the information and then click “My Account is Compromised”
- Follow the further steps and this will help you recover your account!
If you are still unable to recover your account, simply ask your friends to report spam against your profile. That’s because it is better to deactivate your profile than to let someone use it continuously to harass people or misuse their information as well by pretending it’s you. You can also write to Facebook customer support team and ask them to take an immediate action. The support team remains active 24*7 to provide an instant solution for all the issues you face with your Facebook account. Hope the information was useful!