Is Your Facebook Account Hacked?

by February 8, 2024

Facebook Hacked

Have you ever received a message in your Facebook Business Page that your account is being deactivated? Here is an example of a message that could be sent, legitimately, to your Facebook Messenger from a spam bot:

FB Message

Here is some valuable guidance directly from the Facebook Help Center:

Protect yourself from phishing on Facebook.

You can take steps to protect yourself from phishing scams on Facebook.

About phishing

Phishing is when someone tries to get access to your Facebook account by sending you a suspicious message or link that asks for your personal information. If they get into your account, they may use your account to send spam.

Example of phishing

Joey gets an email that says he needs to log into his Facebook account to read an important message about his account. The email links to a website that isn’t a Facebook website. Then he’s asked to enter his username and password.

How to identify suspicious emails or messages

If you can recognize suspicious messages or emails, then you may be able to avoid phishing scams

Don’t trust messages that:

  • Demand money
  • Offer gifts
  • Threaten to delete or ban your Facebook account

Emails about your account always come from:


You can always visit or open your Facebook app to check for important messages from us.

Don’t click suspicious links
If you get a suspicious email or message claiming to be from Facebook, then don’t click any links or attachments.

Don’t respond to these emails
Don’t answer messages that ask for your:

  • Password
  • Social security number
  • Credit card information

Stay safe online! Contact us if you need help managing your online profiles or your website.

About the Author

My name is Leighton Smith, an enthusiastic resident of East Tennessee. In business, I wear several metaphorical “hats.” I am Pioneer Media’s website designer, web developer and webmaster. Each is a unique role in the process of creating a website. As a “solopreneur” freelancer, I am self-employed and your one-and-only point-of-contact for your website. I’ve built 100s of websites since learning to code in 2006 and absolutely love what I do. In addition to helping small businesses, I enjoy volunteering, strengthening relationships and traveling the world. Let’s discuss your project to see if we’re a good fit!

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