Online Account Security is a big deal!

I’m sure you remember the rich Nigerian Prince that was willing to share his fortunes with us if we help him? Internet scams, hacking, and similar things of this nature have been around for as long as the internet has. So many of our businesses these days are pushing toward digital & internet-based activities, it’s no wonder these kinds of things have also become so much more prevalent. How many times have you heard about celebrities getting hacked, albums getting leaked, and even movies getting leaked before they even hit the theaters? All these modern-day conveniences do come with possible risks that we often overlook.

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly.

Now, I’m not trying to scare you away from the internet, All of these conveniences and advancements make it much faster and even easier to acquire clients than ever before. Tools like Email, Facebook, & Video have made it possible for us to send out offers to our market and get back an immediate response and in most cases even clients to work with us the same day we put our marketing out there. The reality is that we just need to not overlook some simple and easy ways to keep ourselves safe and more importantly our business assets. If you’ve ever been through an identity theft situation then you already know what it’s like to go through something like this. These situations are extremely stressful, and oftentimes hard to fully recover from.

All these conveniences do come with a possible risk that we often overlook.

Putting All Your Eggs In One Basket

This becomes a much bigger deal than ever before. This is a huge deal, especially for someone that runs an online information-based business. This person is actually not very tech-savvy but as the business owner, their account is connected to everything.

Many of his accounts were saved before any real damage was done, except one massive major asset that he didn’t even think about….his Facebook Ads account with that shiny black Amex card. Needless to say, his pages got rebranded to a Chinese t-shirt and mattress company and they’ve racked up a few days of $10,000 per day in ad spend.

After a long conversation with Facebook, A notarized letter, a few legal/Biz documents and he should be all good! Including the roughly 40K he lost of the weekend.

Some people don’t take security as far as they should (me being one at one point) but I thought I’d share this as a reminder since most of them are internet people & business owners.

  1. I did have another client going through something similar on the SAME weekend (ironic), but his situation is much worse because all their clients’ accounts were compromised in a similar fashion. The current mess I’m attempting to clean up and let’s say this is going to be a very messy cleanup that could’ve been avoided.

Scammers are often attempting to hack Facebook business pages, ad accounts, and even personal profiles. These scammers will steal personal information and use it in malicious ways until Facebook shuts them down.

Facebook usually disables accounts that don’t follow their Ad Policies or for suspicious activity. When this happens the account is locked down for the safety of Facebook’s community and for the account holder. Once your account has been locked down there are a couple of things you’ve got to do to get it reopened.

Use this link if your Ad Account has been shut down.

https://www.facebook.com/business/help/968402779873601

Disabled Business Manager – Use this if you Business Manager has been shut down.

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/2166173276743732

If you had unauthorized charges from Facebook Ads, fill out the form here.

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/733689746780575

Support Inbox – This is where all the messages regarding support will show up.

https://www.facebook.com/support

Once you’ve gotten your account back and everything is all set, you may want to consider taking a look at these tips to ensure that something like this is less likely to happen. Hackers aren’t completely preventable but you can mitigate the damage and potential losses by being prepared ahead of time.

Way to Increase Security In Your Facebook Business Manager Account

  1. Change your personal profile password – Your personal profile is the key to everything you’re connected to on Facebook. All business pages, ad accounts, and business managers are accessible and you have admin privileges. (use something difficult like ^86RwZejbWo8)
  2. Remove ALL People & Partners – Ensuring that you are the only person that has access to the account is a great way to mitigate risk and allows you to close any open doors that might’ve been left open.
  3. Account Spending Limit – Consider setting up a spending limit on your account you can set up a spending limit on your account which will have to be manually reset each time it caps.

Tips for increasing security on your Facebook account

Two Factor Authentication – Two-factor authentication is a security feature that helps protect your Facebook account in addition to your password. If you set up two-factor authentication, you’ll be asked to enter a special login code or confirm your login attempt each time someone tries accessing Facebook from a browser or mobile device we don’t recognize. You can also get alerts when someone tries logging in from a browser or mobile device we don’t recognize.

https://www.facebook.com/help/148233965247823

Way to Increase Security In Your Facebook Business Manager Account

  1. Change your personal profile password – Your personal profile is the key to everything you’re connected to on Facebook. All business pages, ad accounts, and business managers are accessible that you have admin privileges for. (use something difficult like ^86RwZejbWo8)
  2. Remove ALL People & Partners – Ensuring that you are the only person that has access to the account is a great way to mitigate risk and allows you to close any open doors that might’ve been left open. The only partner on your account should be us (Best Agent Ads ID:1217101368437785)
  3. Account Spending Limit – Consider setting up a spending limit on your account you can set up a spending limit on your account which will have to be manually reset each time it caps.

Tips for increasing security on your Facebook account

Two Factor Authentication – Two-factor authentication is a security feature that helps protect your Facebook account in addition to your password. If you set up two-factor authentication, you’ll be asked to enter a special login code or confirm your login attempt each time someone tries accessing Facebook from a browser or mobile device we don’t recognize. You can also get alerts when someone tries logging in from a browser or mobile device we don’t recognize.

 

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