Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Help~ My Facebook page was hacked!

OK~  We all know that Facebook is a part of our world today, and almost a necessity.  If you are not connected on Facebook~ where are you?  How do you find out what is happening with all of your "friends" and fellow business partners?

Well, some idiot decided to hack into my Facebook page yesterday.  I can honestly state that Facebook was of absolute NO help, whatsoever.  I moved on to plan "B" rather rapidly.  I immediately began the process of setting up a new Facebook page.  Being a freelance writer and social media nut~ I needed this page back up and running!

So, this Mom's opinion of how to avoid being hacked on Facebook:

  • Have a very, very LONG, complex password
  • Do NOT have the Facebook feature on your phone (this appears to be how I was hacked, through a message that I did not fully read, but did open-no links were clicked on)
  • The help sections are relatively useless~ easier to google search than use Facebook's help settings
  • Monitor your Facebook page daily
And, Finally~Thanks for everyone for being so patient with me and sticking by me!  I hope this never happens to you!  Thanks for being my friend, AGAIN!  And, of course, all of this happens during the ONE busy week of the year for us!  After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

4 comments:

  1. You shouldn't have to do any of that. Facebook generally responds to its hacked reports very quickly.

    Visit

    http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=1011

    Part 2:

    My account has been hacked.
    If you believe your account has been hacked and you can still access y...
    If you believe your account has been hacked and you can still access your login email address, you can secure your own account by resetting the password from this page: http://www.facebook.com/reset.php, or by selecting the "Forgot your password?" link that appears above the on the login page. An email will be sent to you with steps for completing the process.

    If your account has been hacked and the login email on your account has also been compromised or has been changed by the hacker, please send us information about the account so we can look into it further and hopefully restore access. Please click here to submit your report.
    /help/?faq=15838

    Use the links there on the page to recover your account.

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  2. Jaime~ That did not work, tried it, as I did not have access to the account I was requesting help for. It said I had to be logged into the account I needed assistance for. Very confusing. Setting up new page was quick and is working. Ugghhh

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  3. Wow, glad you got it straightened out, do we need to friend you again?

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  4. Sorry this happen to you but I'm glad you didn't let it stop you from coming back to FB. I must say I change my password everyweek...I know, I might be crazy lol lol but at least i'm giving the hacker a run for his/her money.

    Glad all is well
    @Caringmom

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