Facebook is one of the best social media platforms for sharing and managing your social media presence. This also makes it an attractive target for hackers.

Take a few minutes to review these helpful tips from social selling expert Lynn Bardowski and check your Facebook settings. You can reduce the risk of a hacked account yourself and better recognize message requests from a hacked account.

Important: Here’s what you can do to safeguard your FB account from being hacked.

But first, if you get a FB Message that says, “my page got locked and they said I should ask a friend for a code” do not reply. That person’s account might be hacked.
Ok, back to the safegaurds:
Go to Settings > Security and Login and:
Login > Change your password to a strong password
Two-factor authentication: Setup and turn ON
Setting up extra security: Get alerts about unrecognized logins

Go to Settings > Privacy
Here you can edit who is allowed to see your posts, send you friend requests, and find you through external search engines.
Privacy shortcuts: Set to “Only Me”
Birth year
Phone number
Personal email address

Your Activity: Set to “Friends”
Who can see your future posts (the exception would be individual posts that you want to be public)
Review things you’re tagged in: Toggle ON
Who can see the people, Pages, and lists you follow: “Only Me”

How people find and contact you
Who can send you friend requests: Friends of friends
Who can see your friends list: “Only Me”
Who can look you up using the email address you provided: Friends
Do you want search engines to link to your Profile: Yes

Note: If you have friend requests from people who don’t look legit (example: profile photo is a pic of cats, they have 12 friends, etc) it’s best to cancel them right away. Block them if they look untrustworthy.

Make sure you are not the only admin. Select a trusted friend or leader to co-admin the Group. That way, if you get blocked or hacked you have someone else who can manage the Group (and remove the hacker).

And, FB would never email you to change your PW. If you get an email from “Facebook” always check the email address. Most likely it will not be from facebook (dot com)