Hackers Using Facebook to Push ‘Government Grant Scam’

As the world’s largest social network is more popular than ever, scammers finding ways to rip off people in need. You should always apply at reliable sources and never wire any money in advance.

We are following the story by nbcdfw.com:

Veronica Gavia uses Facebook every day and got really excited when a message from what appeared to be a distant relative popped up on her app.

“I haven’t had communication with her for two years,” she said.

And did her “cousin” ever have some news! She claimed she had just received $120,000 from a government grant.

“I’m thinking, “Well, OK, it’s probably true if she paid off all her debt with this money. Then I can probably do the same thing,'” said Gavia.

Source: Hackers Using Facebook to Push ‘Government Grant Scam’ – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Having your Facebook account hacked is a nightmare. Imagine a stranger having access to all your private messages, contacting your friends, abusing your Facebook page, and deleting your personal information.

To avoid this, you should regularly update your password and keep your security settings tight. Not just on Facebook; on all of your online accounts!

Once it’s too late, however, you must act fast. The most important thing is – don’t panic! You can regain access to your account.

1. Change Your Password

In case the hacker hasn’t changed your password, you got lucky! This is the time to update your password before you log out suspicious sessions (you don’t want to alert the hacker). If it’s too late, head to step 1b.

Under Settings > Security and Login, scroll down to Login and click Change password. Enter your current password, set a strong new password (use a password manager), and click Save Changes.

After changing your password, scroll back up to Where You’re Logged In. Either Log Out of individual sessions by clicking the three vertical dots or click the Log Out Of All Sessions option in the bottom right after expanding the list. Do this only if you’re sure you can log back in.

2. Reset Your Password

If the hacker did change your password and you can no longer log int your Facebook account, act quickly!

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