Facebook Text Message Scams

April 25th · 2 min read

Text message scams are when scammers send you a text message and try to get you to click on a link or give them personal information. They may also try to get you to download something, like an app or a piece of software. These scams can be difficult to spot because they look like regular text messages from friends or family.

What to Do if You Receive a Suspicious Facebook Text Message

If you receive a suspicious text message from Facebook, here are a few things you can do:

  1. Don't click on any links in the email. These may be malicious and lead you to a phishing website or install malware on your device.
  2. Do not reply to the message or share any personal information. The sender may be trying to scam you or steal your identity.

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  1. Forward the message to Facebook's security team at spam@fb.com. This will help them investigate and take action against the person responsible for the scam.
  2. Delete the message and block the sender. This will stop them from being able to contact you again.

What to Do if You Think Your Facebook Account Has Been Hacked

If you think your Facebook account has been hacked, there are a few things you can do to regain control of it and secure your information:

  1. Go to Facebook's Help Center and click on the "I think my account was hacked" link.
  2. Follow the instructions on resetting your password and regain control of your account.
  3. Once you have regained control of your account, change your password and enable two-factor authentication. This will help prevent your account from being hacked again in the future.
  4. Review your account settings and remove any unauthorized apps or pages added.
  5. Check your activity log to see any strange activities you don't recognize.

Keep in mind that, even if your account has been hacked, the hacker may not have access to your personal information. Facebook has several security measures in place to protect your information, and you can further secure your account by enabling two-factor authentication.

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Contact your local law enforcement office and report the scam.

If you have been a victim of a text message scam, you should report it to your local law enforcement agency. They may be able to help you recover any money that you have lost and will investigate the matter further. You can also report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC is the US government's consumer protection agency. They will use the information you provide to stop scammers and help people like you who have been victimized. If you're concerned about your Facebook account being hacked, you don’t need to panic. Help stop scammers by taking steps to keep your account and keep your information safe. If you receive a suspicious text message, don't hesitate to report it.

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