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Help! My Facebook Account Has Been Hacked

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Once your Facebook Account got hacked, it will be obvious, as your hacked profile will post ads on your friend’s wall encouraging them to buy a lot of stuff they might not be interested on. Your hacked account might also send unwanted emails, change your profile information, or change your email and password. All bad scenarios and something you’d probably want to avoid.

Thankfully, there’s an easy way to discover whether or not someone else has logged into your account, which you can check under your security settings section.

How Can I Do That?

To do that, go to Settings > Security > Where You’re Logged In and click edit. The information contained in the section will show where you’ve logged in and with what devices you signed in with. For example, your last logged in was in Cairo, Egypt on my Samsung Galaxy S5, which might sounds suspicious because you know you neither own a Samsung Galaxy nor were you in Cairo for the past days, and even at that, you might have never been to Egypt.

To Fix It: If you do find a discrepancy with where you’ve logged in, you can easily end the activity of that session, which should help safeguard you from any hack attempt on that device.

Go Through Your Purchase History

To look at your purchase history, go to Settings > Payments and check under your payment activity, which should be readily displayed. You can even check your Ads Manager payment history in the same section and if you have a credit card stored on your account, it’s possible that hackers could make fraudulent app or ad purchases and drive up your credit bill.

To Fix This: If you notice any fraudulent charges, you can inform Facebook. They’re pretty good with replying to concerns, whether that’s through their account or through their official Twitter account.

On A Last Note, Always Safeguard Your Privacy

Although, it is common sense that nothing is a 100 percent protected, but there are ways to safeguard your account so that hackers and intruders are hard pressed to obtain your data or personal information. You need to take some safety precautions on how to be protected from hackers and always ensure that you’re as protected as possible. Even if you’re not overly concerned about your privacy or data, it’s a good idea to get serious about protection and do something about it.

Thank you.

 

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