Facebook Texas Holdem Poker games have become increasingly popular for social networks like Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Tagged and Hi5. Unfortunately, this has also led to an increase in reports that players’ accounts have been hacked and their Facebook poker chips have been stolen. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of reports like this on these social networking gaming sites. The reports are expected to continue to rise as Facebook poker chips become more valuable. You can, however, take steps to protect your poker chips from Facebook Hacker.
Never give out your password: Many people lose their chips because they give their passwords to friends or family members, or to their girlfriends/boyfriends, even though this seems like common sense. Are you 100% sure you will never get into a fight with this person in the future and that they won’t log into your account and empty every single Facebook poker chip in your account in return? Maybe one day they ask you for some free chips and you turn them down, so they decide to log into your account and get some chips. The best way to avoid causing any hard feelings is to never give out your login information to anyone, so if anything ever does happen and your account is hacked, you won’t have to suspect your family or friends of doing it.
Don’t fall for the phishing scams: Recently, it has become increasingly popular to send Facebook poker chips to players’ inboxes in the form of a message claiming to be from Facebook security or a Facebook representative, or even from the game’s creators. These fake messages usually accuse the player of violating the game’s terms of service or Facebook’s own rules and then instruct them to click on a link and log in to save their accounts. To trick users into entering their email and passwords, these links open websites that look like Facebook or MySpace login pages. After the fake website redirects or distracts them, hackers are busy logging into their Facebook poker account and transferring their poker chips out.
It is not a good idea to respond to messages from these games or social networking sites through your inbox. These messages should be ignored and reported to the appropriate people so that they can be shut down right away.
Hackers also use the old “lottery” method to steal your poker chips when they claim you have won 1 million Facebook poker chips or some other special prize, and you have to log in to claim it. You did not win any lottery or special promotion for chips. There is no lottery on these sites, just like the phishing scam previously mentioned. They steal your login information and passwords.
Don’t download Facebook poker cheat programs or trainers: There are many so-called cheats for Facebook poker that are actually trojan horse virus programs with keyloggers embedded in them. In a matter of minutes, the hackers promise to double or triple your Facebook poker chips by posting them on YouTube or advertising them on Facebook forums. Upon downloading, running, and logging into the program, a copy of your password is sent to the hacker waiting patiently across the internet for the chance to steal it.
In general, it’s a matter of common sense to keep your Facebook chips safe, but phishers and hackers are always trying new tricks to fool players and confuse them. In order to avoid security risks, you need to educate yourself about them. Never log into a website that isn’t the main URL, such as “http://www.Facebook.com”, and if something seems fishy or too good to be true, it probably is.
On social gaming sites like Facebook, MySpace, Bebo, Tagged, and Hi5, visitors can find information about purchasing Facebook chips, winning chips, reviewing bots for Facebook poker, keeping your online account safe, gaming industry news, and other useful information about Texas Holdem Poker.