The good news: You have more control than you might think when it comes to preventing your account from falling into the wrong hands, says Cleary. Take these steps to limit the chance that your account will be hacked.
Keep this form open while you send the recovery link facebook.com/recover to your trusted contacts. Your friends will see a unique code that they must send to you. Once you have received the recovery codes from your Facebook friends, add them here and click continue. Some of our clients have spent too much time getting the recovery codes from their friends, making the form invalid. If that happens to you, you need to repeat the process.
After submitting the codes to Facebook, you will see the message in the image above. You should receive a link from Facebook to your new email address to recover your hacked Facebook account. We have seen clients completing all of these steps without receiving any link from Facebook; if that happens to you, get in touch with us.
If everything has failed and you are tired of a hacker controlling your Facebook account, you can consider having it deleted. There are two ways of doing that, which can be explained in our recovery session.
However, having your Facebook account hacked is actually not that uncommon. There are many reasons why someone might want to gain access to your Facebook account. While stealing your personal information like your passwords and other credentials is one major motivation, forcing your Facebook account to share spam with your friends online is another.
If ads or spam are being sent from your hacked account, you must report it as compromised, which you can do at this link (opens in new tab). After reporting, you will receive further instructions from Facebook to resolve the issue.
Even if you have not been hacked, shoring up your Facebook security is a good idea. Since many Facebook account compromises are caused by external apps, consider limiting the number of apps you use in general, both on your computer and your smartphone.
If you choose to recover your Microsoft account using a phone number, simply type in your number and choose the method through which you would like to verify the phone, either by text or call.
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Facebook has been widely criticised for its security and privacy. The social network has been hacked multiple times, and its reputation has never fully recovered from the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2018.
To help prove your identity when reporting your account has been hacked, Jake Moore, cybersecurity specialist at security company ESET recommends using a device that Facebook would recognise, for example a laptop connected to your home IP address.
I did some significant research in preparation for this blog post on the two Pages that attempted to run ads from my account, and I discovered a vast number of hacked Facebook Pages with scam posts, many of which are/were running scam ads as well. All Pages have a variation on the names.
Of course, it goes without saying that if you have a Facebook Account Rep/contact that can help you with any issues regarding a hacked account, then for sure reach out to them immediately. Nonetheless, you may also need to follow several of the steps detailed here anyway if your person is unable to resolve the issue for you.
Also, ask a few friends if they could please check your profile on Facebook and see if your name or profile picture has been changed. And if the hacker has made any posts on your wall. Ask these friends to report your profile as a hacked account.
After her Facebook account was hacked, Angela McNamara of Hamilton, Ontario, struggled to get help from the social network. Using its automated process to recover her account failed to work for her, says McNamara. Jalani Morgan for NPR hide caption
"And then from there I'm just like, 'OK, it is gone,' " said McNamara, who lives outside Toronto. She tried Facebook's automated process to recover her account: getting a backup code, resetting her password. But nothing worked.
This has been happening to a lot of people lately, and the experience has left many users nearly as frustrated with the social network as they are with the hackers. In July, NPR received 19 emails from listeners complaining that their Facebook accounts had been hacked or disabled. People share similar tales of woe on Reddit forums and Twitter every day.
Instead, Facebook tells users to report hacked accounts through its website. The site instructs them to upload a copy of a driver's license or passport to prove their identities. But the people NPR spoke with said they had trouble with every step of this automated process and wish Facebook would offer a way to reach a real person.
"The very first concern, after realizing that I was getting hacked, is that these folks might be able to gain access to my business's bank account," said Ben Coleman in Fall River, Mass. "That would be a disaster."
Most of Facebook's automated account recovery options depend on the information you entered and validated when you set up your account. If you never completed the information or if it's outdated, chances are slim that you'll be able to regain access to your account.
Facebook account recovery is tricky, especially if you have not set up any backup recovery options. Keep in mind that many of the options below take time and patience. That said, many people have succeeded, even if nothing seemed to work at all.
Before you try to recover your account, check whether you are still logged into Facebook on any of your devices. This could be another browser or browser profile on your computer, your Facebook Android or iOS app, or a mobile browser, for example, your tablet or Kindle.
Proceed to Step 1a of our article describing what to do when your Facebook account gets hacked, where we explain how to change your Facebook password. At this point, also consider setting up two-factor authentication on Facebook.
Once you successfully managed to identify your account, you will see a summary of your profile. Before you proceed, carefully check if this really is your account and if you still have access to the email address or phone number listed. You may be able to choose between email or phone recovery.
Often, it's not possible to recover a Facebook account using the options above. Maybe you lost access to the email address and phone number you once added to your profile. Or maybe a hacker changed this information.
To start this process, click the link No longer have access to these? in the bottom-left of the reset password page (see above) to start the Facebook account recovery process. Facebook will ask you for a new email address or phone number, so that it can get in touch with you to help you recover your account. Click Continue to proceed.
This will actually start a similar process to the one outlined above. While you will use the same information to identify your account, in the following step, you will be able to use either a current or old Facebook password to recover your account.
Upload a JPEG (photo) of your ID, enter an email address or mobile phone number that is (or was) associated with the Facebook account you wish to recover, then click Send to submit the information.
If you no longer have access to any of the email addresses or phone numbers associated with your account, enter one you have access to now. Then, email email@example.com to explain your situation.
Usually, their contact information was outdated, the recovery codes Facebook provided didn't work, or the company would never respond to verify their identity. And at that point, you're out of options. At some point, you just have to move on. As much as it hurts, learn from your mistakes, and create a new account.
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