How To Recover A Hacked Facebook Account

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By JOHN MURPHY

If your Facebook account was hacked, you’re probably wondering how to get it back. While there’s no silver bullet for recovering a hacked Facebook account. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your recovery process.

Use The Facebook “Help My Account Is Compromised” Page

If you’re able to log into Facebook, the next step is to go to the company’s help page. You can find this by selecting “Help” from the drop-down menu at the top of your screen and then selecting “Report a Problem.” Once there, select “I’m having trouble with my account” from the drop-down menu on top of that page. This will take you directly to where you’ll be able to enter information about your situation and then submit it as an incident report once everything is complete.

The first step when submitting an incident report is answering some questions about what happened. So that they can verify whether or not it fits into their reporting guidelines (this includes confirming whether or not someone else gained access through either hacking or password reuse). After filling out these fields and clicking continue, we recommend waiting 24 hours before submitting another request just in case something new comes up between now and then. Though this could happen anyway since hackers often try multiple times before succeeding!

Report The Facebook Account As Hacked

If you’ve been the victim of a hack and want to report it, go to Facebook’s “Help My Account Is Compromised” page. There, click on “I think my account was hacked” and then click on the button that says “Report a hacker.” Fill out as much information as possible about what happened (include screenshots if possible), then click “Try Another Way.” This will give you another option: either contact Facebook support or fill out an online form with law enforcement agencies in your area.

Fill Out The Form And Click “Try Another Way”

Once you’ve submitted your form, Facebook will send you an email with a link to confirm your identity. Click the link in that email, and then click “Confirm” when prompted by Facebook. Next, go back to Facebook and log in again—you’ll need to verify that you’re still using the same account before they can help recover from a hack:

  • Go to this page (this is the page where we set up our first account).
  • Click “Verify Now” at bottom of the page.

Click “My Friend’s Facebook Account Has Been Hacked”

Now that you’ve confirmed your identity and have told Facebook about the hacking, it’s time to get your friend back on Facebook. To do so, click “My Friend Has Been Hacked” from the menu bar at the top of any Facebook page. If you’re not sure which person’s account was hacked, select “All Friends” rather than a specific person.

Once you’ve selected all of your friends on Facebook (or just one if they’re still using their old password), click “Add Friend.” In addition to confirming their phone number via text message or calling them directly as outlined above in step #3 below (which will also allow them access back into their account), they’ll need to answer some questions:

Select A Friend Whose Account Has Been Hacked

  • Select a friend whose account has been hacked. This is the most important step, as it will help you recover your Facebook hacked account quickly and easily.
  • Make sure it’s not just any old friend—you want someone who knows you well enough to know that the hacker isn’t really you (or at least hasn’t been for a while).
  • Don’t worry too much about whether or not they’re family members; if possible, choose someone who isn’t related by blood or marriage. But who still plays an important role in your life beyond just being “a friend.”

Confirm Your Phone Number Via Text Message

If you’ve been hacked, the last thing you want to do is give a hacker access to your Facebook account. To prevent this from happening, confirm your phone number via text message. Text-message verification is an easy way for hackers to get into accounts. That isn’t password protected (which means they can use them without being asked for any information).

It’s also much simpler than emailing or calling in order to verify something—and some scammers will ask for this instead of asking for money. If you don’t get a text message about verifying your phone number within 24 hours of putting up this article on Facebook itself and/or if there isn’t one available through voicemail either.

Answer Any Questions Facebook Asks

If you’re asked to identify yourself and provide a password, answer honestly—but do so as quickly as possible. If you don’t know the answer, say “I don’t know”. In this case, the best thing to do is simply click “I don’t know” and move on with your life; there won’t be any additional consequences for not following through with providing an answer in this situation.

Steps To Recover Facebook Accounts

If your Facebook account has been hacked, you can use the steps below to recover it.

  • Use the “Help My Account Is Compromised” page to report hacking attempts. You’ll need to fill out a form and click “Try Another Way.”
  • Report the account as hacked with this form. Fill out all of the boxes so that they’re accurate and complete, then click “Next Steps.” If you see an error message saying “We’re sorry but we weren’t able to recover your personal information,” try submitting another request.

Conclusion

Facebook is a great way to stay connected with friends, family, and colleagues. It may be frustrating when your Facebook account gets compromised by hackers. But there are steps that can be taken to recover it. The first step is reporting the issue with the “Help My Account Is Compromised” page. This will allow Facebook security personnel to investigate any potential issues on your account and provide advice on how best to proceed from here.

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