How To Recover Your Hacked Facebook Account And Secure It

Are you having a trouble logging into your Facebook account? Have friend requests being sent to people you don’t know? Have messages been sent that you didn’t write? Have posts been made that you didn’t create? If your answer is yes to any of these questions and wants to recover your hacked account then all you need to do is to follow this simple procedure which is provided by Facebook to report your compromised account and recover it. Here are the series of steps you need to follow in order to recover your hacked Facebook account and secure it from any further hacks.

Steps to recover your Facebook account

Step 1:

If your Facebook account is compromised by a person or even by a virus, then the first thing you do is to report the account that has been compromised. Click https://www.facebook.com/hacked  to report your compromised Facebook account.

 

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Step 2:

Then click on “My Account Is Compromised ” button. After clicking it enter your email address, username, phone number or full name associated with your account and then click on Search“.

 

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Step 3:

Complete the security check by entering the captcha in the text box and then click on submit.

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Step 4:

If you enter your username then all the accounts with the same username are displayed.  You need to select the appropriate account from the list of similar usernames. It is recommended to enter your email address or phone number in order to avoid the difficulty in choosing your own account.
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Step 5:

After selecting your account you are prompted to enter the current password or old password by which you log into your Facebook before the account was compromised. Then click on “Continue“.

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Step 6:

In this step, you are asked to select the medium through which you would like to reset your password. You can select email or phone to which the password reset link is to be sent. Then click on “Continue“.
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If you do not have access to your email or the phone number you have provided then, click on the “No longer have access to these?” link. Then enter your current email address or phone number and confirm it for the Facebook support and then click  “Continue“.
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Step 7:

Before changing the password you need to confirm your identity by any of the below methods.

  • Identifying friends based on their tagged photos
  • Answering your security question (if you added one to your account)
  • Contacting a friend you’ve previously chosen to help you
  • Providing your date of birth

 

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Step 8:

 After confirming your identity you can set a new password and confirm it.
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How to Secure Your Facebook Account?

In order secure your facebook account and to prevent it from any hacks you need to follow these basic and necessary safety measures. They are as follows:
  • Enable Facebook two-factor authentication and login alerts to add an extra layer of protection in security settings.
  • Periodically change your Facebook password.
  • Do not disclose your password to anyone and do not write it anywhere.
  • Always check that the URL of Facebook starts with “https://www”.
  • Use antivirus on your computer.
  • Do not sign into Facebook using free Wi-Fi in public places.
  • Disable automatic login on your PC.
  • Do not accept friend requests from people you do not know.

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