Facebook was Hacked and My Page is In Jail for Who Knows How Long LOL!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska

Day 4 of almost Zero Facebook. 

Day 1, I was on the road when the attack happened.Mach1 Realty, Mike McCann outdoor work site Kearney, NE

Got notice from my son and nephew within 30 seconds of each other saying I had been hacked.

I was on a highway traveling 75 MPH to a meeting.  Within 5 minutes, my page was down.

Why is this a big deal?  A large amount of my business is from Facebook. I advertise a lot on FB.

How I see what is going on with many family members, friends, clients...and competitiors is through Facebook.

SO now on Day 4...guess what I am surviving.  I am realizing I was spending way too much time on FB. I still need it and want it but once I am back on...things will be different.

What is next?  Maybe just sit on the patio and drink coffee.

They have me locked out from two different email accounts tied to my number.

AHHHH!!  My lovely wife reminded yesterday afternoon as we were headed out the door...I have an Ipad with a different phone number... so I guess I will (try) to start a new page as no one seems to know how long my account is in FB lockdown or if I will even be able to access it in the future...and there is no where to call or email or text to.  

When it comes to my importance to FB...I am but a speck of dirt.

Stay tuned...but for now...have family coming over and going to enjoy the day!!

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Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker This has been Mike McCann...Nebraska Land Broker...Coming to you from the Farm Land of Nebraska and America!! Visit me at www.mikemccann.com to learn more about the agricultural and farm land for sale market. 

Many farms For Sale in Nebraska are not listed publicly...please call, text, or e-mail with your questions, wants, and needs!

Mike is your Ag, Farm, and Auction expert throughout Nebraska!

308-627-3700 and 800-241-3940 call or text me at these numbers or

mike@mikemccann.com for easy e-mail access! Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker

 

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Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well how interesting, I never really got that active on FB so you must have a lot of time with Active Rain being on the Fritz.... and you are locked out of FB... wow sounds like quality time with the family.... but what is this about 75 miles per hour.... I was under the impression 55 is the limit...be careful the Government reads everything and if you get a speeding ticket in the mail you know why?:))Endre

Aug 09, 2020 09:59 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mike, I see so many get hacked, and not only on FB, but other social media sites.   Change your passwords more often, it may help.

Aug 09, 2020 10:11 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Mike,

We stay away from FB.  And like Endre Barath, Jr. I am amazed at how fast you drive. A

Aug 09, 2020 10:18 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker - Sorry to hear about your issue with Facebook.  If this is a big part of your network and advertising you might want to seek help from a Social Media and Facebook expert who can help with identity theft.  Just a thought... 

Aug 09, 2020 12:14 PM #4
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Mike- I just looked and I spend less than 15 minutes a day on Facebook. I agree with Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I'd look into a social media expert and maybe they can help you. 

Aug 09, 2020 05:06 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Hi All...thanks for stopping by.   

First ... the speed I was driving. Interstate 80 goes within 4 miles of my home. The speed limit is 75mph. So we are good on the speed. 

2nd...the time spent on AR and Facebook are relatively the same.  I learn and gather real estate ideas as well as do's and don'ts and socialize online on AR.

Most of the blogs I write on AR end up shared on Facebook and LinkedIn.

I generate a lot of business on Facebook.  Every time you see me post a blog about a property For Sale (or Sold) in Nebraska...I know most of you really could care less about that...but I want 300,000 potential viewers on AR to see what I am doing. I also want my sellers to know that this AR platform reaches 100,000+/- active agents and 200,000 others that may see their property online.

I do not know who has a client/friend/family member that may be moving to Nebraska and what is going on in their minds...so when the time comes and they have a someone who is relocating to Nebraska....the AR member...or FB "friend"...or others just scrolling/trolling will see my name and call on my listing or to use me to buy.

FB is also a way I keep in touch with old friends that are not on AR and even some who are. Both AR and FB have a spot in my business plan and I believe that both AR and FB are a major part of why I am tracking to have the best year ever in my career. 

Virus has not slowed me down...and the lower volume of calls is 2 or 3 times better quality than pre-virus. The looky-loos are not kicking tires right now in our neck of the woods.

Now to get the old FB out of FB jail.   Will heed Kathy's advice which is to heed Sheri's advice.                     Have a great week all!!

Aug 10, 2020 06:07 AM #6
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