Before now, we never knew that folks were reporting Fackbook hacks to
the EFCC, but a recent statement by the agency seems to have just
According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, some
Nigerians report a hacked Facebook account to them before hinting the
social media platform.
In a recent statement titled “Reporting a Hacked Facebook Account”, the EFCC laid down the methods to follow when you want to report a hacked Facebook account. The statement read;
“Before contacting the EFCC to report about your hacked Facebook
account, ensure you’ve followed these steps: . Try changing your
“If you are unable to do that, inform your family and friends about the compromise on your account.
“Report the hacked account to Facebook (the EFCC cannot take down your
Facebook account) by: asking your contacts to report the hacked profile
or create a new profile and report the old account.
“By so doing, the scammer will not be able to defraud anyone using your profile.
“PS: Be weary of people chatting you up about investing in
businesses unknown to you. Always contact your family or friends in
situations that seem suspicious.
“Do not be greedy. Most people are defrauded as a result of
greed.The #EFCC cares about you. Social media has its advantages and
disadvantages so ensure that you #StaySafe”.