Has Your Facebook Been Hacked — Here’s How to Find Out and “Unhack” it
Every day there are over a billion Facebook logins and of those 1 billion logins, more than half a million are total imposters. those imposters aren't logging in just for fun either. They are out to make money.
Recently, I'm pretty sure that some of my friends Facebook accounts have been hacked because, just out of the blue, I'll get a message from someone I either barely know or a total stranger will get in touch with me to tell me about the amazing way they just made a lot of money.
There's a dead giveaway. If you get a message saying something along the lines of, "I just made a thousand dollars just for going to a certain website and found that I could make money from home." Yeah, that's going to be a fake.
I recently received the exact same messagfe from two old high school friends on the same day. It was obvious that it wasn't really from my friends so I asked the messenger questions that only those friends would know and the answers were very evasive. There's another sure sign that the message is a fake.
So, how do you find out if your Facebook account has been hacked and what do you do about it if it has been? It's just a couple of very easy steps to find it and fix it.
- Login to your account and go to your settings. If you're using a desktop computer, click on the arrow in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
- Choose "Security". A page will appear with a long list of options to adjust your profile's security settings.
- Then, click on "Where You're Logged In." You should be able to see all the devices you are logged into and their locations. Make sure you recognize each one. If you don't, there's a good chance you've been hacked.
If you know you didn't log into your account on a certain mobile device or desktop, make sure you select "End Activity." This will log you out of your account.
Then, the most important step is to change your password.
It only takes a minute to find out. Give your Facebook account a check-up sometime this weekend. You might want to let your friends know that you've been hacked as well so that they know that you didn't really send them a scam business message!