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How To Recover a Hacked Facebook Account

May 2016


Logging into Facebook and finding that your account has been hacked or compromised can be unnerving or aggravating. Luckily, there are a few simple methods you can use to recover or reset your account.


Retrieving Your Account When:

Method 1 - You still have access to your login email

This self-recovery method allows you to work with Facebook to recover access to your account by providing an email address, user name, or full name. Facebook will take you through a series of verification steps to recover access to your profile.

Go to: https://ssl.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=hacked_self_recovery

Method 2 - Your login email was modified

The Facebook Help page provides you with a list of options that allow you to get help, based on your specific problem.

The Help page is located here: http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=hack_login_changed

Method 3 - You don't have access to your login email

If your login email was changed during the hack, the Contact page listed below will allow you to signal a connection problem to your account. Enter in your contact email address, and Facebook will work with you to solve the issue.

The Contact page is located here:
http://www.facebook.com/help/contact/357439354283890

Other recovery means

Facebook offers a few articles on recovering a hacked account on its security pages. For more information, please see:

https://www.facebook.com/hacked

http://www.facebook.com/help/security

For unlimited offline reading, you can download this article for free in PDF format:
How-to-recover-a-hacked-facebook-account.pdf

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