I want to tell you a story about what happened to me last weekend.
On Sunday, I received a Facebook message from my friend – Jenny.
The message was encouraging me to click on her post to watch a video which appeared to be from YouTube (see my screenshots below).
When I clicked on the link I found another post encouraging me to click on that link to view the video – however as you can see in the screenshots below…the video link is very long and confusing.
PLUS it does not appear to be from YouTube.
(A little suspicious if you ask me)
Has something similar happened to you?
Requests like these are from SCAMMERS, trying to plant a virus on your systems, request your contact information or worse use your Facebook Ad account to run pornographic ads on Facebook (which has happened to me before!)
Whatever their motivation is…it won't end up good for you.
There is a lesson here for everyone.
If something seems unusual or suspicious on Facebook or anywhere online for that matter – AVOID CLICKING & avoid entering your personal details into anywhere that you are unsure about.
So, today I'd like to share with you one way to avoid your Facebook profile being hacked, like my friend Jenny's account was.
It's called Two-Factor Authentication.
Basically, what it does is when someone tries to log onto your profile from a unknown device (e.g. not your phone or home PC) – Facebook will ask you to enter a numeric code.
If you do not enter the correct code, you do not gain access to your Facebook profile from that new device.
This code can be sent to your via a text message or via an authentication app.
To set up two-factor authentication, I have created a short how-to video.