Facebook is an addiction to many but is important for all, correct me if I am wrong but people have been so much obsessed with the social network, that many users (I personally know) have started using Facebook at work, family gatherings, at the airport, and where not?

However, addiction like this can sometimes be harmful, not physically but mentally. It happens when an account of a person who is very much addicted to Facebook gets hacked.

How you lose it?

An example could be: Since those regular users who always like to login to their Facebook accounts to check their updates of ‘every second’ without caring if they are at some cafe, friend’s place or office etc. sometimes end up losing their Facebook profiles due to their utter fearlessness and carelessness.

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How you can recover it?

If you are one of those addicts whose Facebook account has been compromised due to the above mentioned carelessness or any other blunder, then you should follow the following steps to recover it:

Step 1: Go to http://www.facebook.com/hacked/

Step 2: Click on My Account is Compromised

Step 3: Click on the link at bottom left corner which says: I can’t identify my account

Step 4: It will take you to a form shown below:

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Step 5: Fill in the form properly with correct details about yourself.

Step 6: Submit

Soon you will be contacted by Facebook team and they will assist you in recovering your hacked Facebook account.

Another solution if you are able to identify your Facebook account: 

Step 1: Go to http://www.facebook.com/hacked/

Step 2: Click on My Account is Compromised

Step 3: Type the same email or phone number you used in your Facebook account, or enter your Facebook username, or enter your Facebook name and a name of any one of your Facebook friend.

Step 4: Click Search

Step 5: Now enter your old password

Step 6: Once you have entered the correct login credential, it will ask you to secure your account, so click Continue.

Step 7: Now enter a new password

Now you can successfully login to your Facebook account.

Another solution which works if you have access to your email address or phone number and the hacker has not changed it on your Facebook Account:

Step 1: Go to Facebook.com

Step 2: Click Forget Password or https://www.facebook.com/recover.php

Step 3: Identify Yourself by entering the correct details

Step 4: Check  the phone number and email address box and click Send codes.

Step 5: Once you have received the codes on your email address or via sms on your phone, enter them in the ‘Password Reset Code’ box.

Step 6: Click on ‘Submit Code’ button

(If you have not received an email, SMS or phone call after 30 minutes, visit the Help Center.)

Now once you have got the access to your account, change your email address (as the hacker know about it), and go to General account settings > Security – and set the security settings as per your requirement.

Important Note: Sometimes hackers don’t change your password, they just enjoy watching your friends activity and any other important information you share on your Facebook profile, so in that case:

Login to your Facebook profile and go to Account Settings > Security > Active Sessions  and click on edit.  Over here you can check your account activity sessions, if you find anything suspicious like an access from an unknown region or place, that means your account might be hacked. So you should quickly change both your email address and password for keeping it secure.

If you have any inconvenience in recovering your account from the aforementioned guide, then drop your comments in the box below, and we will try our best to assist you in the matter.