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How To Recover a Hacked Facebook Account: Try These 2022 Verified Methods

Written by, Sandeep Kumar

Updated June, 24, 2022

Did you know that one out of every five Facebook users experienced a hack? If you’re one of them, don’t worry – there are steps you can take to recover your account without using your email address.

In this article, we’ll walk you through how to recover a hacked Facebook account.

Don’t let Facebook hackers win – read on and outsmart them!

How To Know If My Facebook Account Is Hacked?

Well, a few tell-tale signs will let you know if your account is no longer under your control. Like the following:

  1. You can’t log into your account using your (usual) password.
  2. The profile picture has been changed, and you can’t change it.
  3. Your personal info (phone number and email address) has been changed.
  4. You’re seeing posts that you didn’t write or friend requests from people you don’t know.

If any of these things have happened to your account, it’s likely been hacked.

Why Would Someone Want To Hack Your FB Account?

Unfortunately, Facebook hackings happen more often than we would like it. However, the question remains – why would anyone want to hack mine or someone else’s account?

These are some of the most common reasons why someone might want to hack into your Facebook account:

Luckily, you can take steps to prevent your account from being hacked and recover it if it does get hacked.

How To Recover a Hacked Facebook Account?

Ok, hands-on! Follow these steps, and let’s recover your hacked FB account today!

  1. Go to the Facebook login page and click on the “Forgot your password.”

  1. In the Find your account window, enter your email address or phone number into the appropriate field and click “Search.”

nce you click the Search button, Facebook will send you a list of all the accounts associated with that information.

If you don’t see your account listed, try entering another email address or phone number associated with your account (any you can think of that you usually use for social media accounts sign up or recovery).

  1. Once you see your account listed, click “This is my account.”
  2. In the next window, you’ll need to choose how you wish to recover/verify the account:

Tip: Choose the option you’re certain you’ve set up. For instance, don’t choose SMS recovery if you’ve never used your phone number for your FB account.

 

  1. On the next page, depending on the chosen option (let us imagine it’s via an email), you’ll receive mail that contains the following:

  1. The code you received – Type it in the text box > and then click Continue.

  1. You should now be able to log into your Facebook account!
  2. By clicking the Continue button, you’re automatically taken to another window.

Here, you should choose between: Keep me logged in and Log me out of other devices. Choose the second one > Continue.

  1. Now, it’s time to create a new password and enter it in the box located nearby the top of the page.

All good! You can now log in using your brand new password, and the ‘intruder’ can’t get in your account now.

How To Recover a Hacked Facebook Account Without Email Or Phone Number?

Is it possible? Let’s find out by following the below steps:

  1. Open a browser on your PC, Google Chrome, for example.
  2. In Google Chrome, type “Facebook account hacked” into the search bar.

Tip: Don’t use a mobile browser since you won’t be able to do anything later.

  1. Look for “Report Compromised Account – Facebook” among the results and right-click it.

  1. Go to “Report Compromised Account” > then click on My Account Is Compromised.

  1. Or else, open this URL: https://www.facebook.com/hacked.
  2. Once you’re on this page, you can reset your password. You’ll do this by typing in your old password.
  3. Furthermore, the page requires other information, like an email address or mobile number.

Note: Even if you can’t access them, still provide them — you will not receive a link to reset your password.

What’s more, you’ll have a chance – right on the spot to create a new password.

Important: Make sure you remember your “old” password – otherwise, you won’t be able to reset it.

Enter your email address or mobile number and old password

Note: This is needed only to confirm that you are the actual owner of the account.

3. Tell Facebook what’s happening

For example, we’ve selected the option “Someone else got into my account without my permission.”

But, if you don’t find the option you’re looking for, select “I can’t see the proper option in this list” > click on Continue.

4. Change your password

5. Go to News Feed

The final stage is to review your recent postings.

And that’s it – the recovery process is completed if you reach this far. You should now be able to log into your Facebook account using the new password.

Great news! You’ve mastered how to restore your Facebook account without using email and phone numbers!

How To Secure An FB Account From Being Hacked?

There are a few things you can do to make your account more secure and less likely to be hacked:

This will require you to enter a code from your phone whenever you try to log in from a new device.

Finally, if you follow these steps, you’ll be much less likely to have your account hacked. However, you now know how to recover your account and secure it against future attacks if it does happen.

Final Thoughts

Facebook account hacks are all too common. Don’t panic if your account has been hacked!

You can take steps to recover your account and protect it from future hackers.

As a matter of fact, we’ve outlined the process for you in this post, so follow these steps and get your Facebook account back UP and running as soon as possible.

Don’t let your guard down!