UPDATE 5/1/14: After 4 weeks we finally got our Facebook site back! Thanks for your support
I would like all of our readers to know that on Saturday March 29, 2014 the Nourishing Cook Facebook page was hacked. The hackers have taken control of our page and removed me as an admin, and Facebook has not helped us gain control back despite reporting it in multiple ways. The hackers also took over our sister blog Eat Fat Lose Fat facebook page as well. They are basically holding both pages hostage and posting their own content for gain.
The hackers are posting some recipes that contain ultra-processed foods that point to their web site (I will not post the link here because I don’t want to reward them with a back link). Most of their posts aren’t recipes that you would normally see from The Nourishing Cook. Many people have unliked our pages due to some of the content that was posted.
Really worse than the posting is the STEALING that they have done of almost 5 years of posts that me and my helpers have worked so hard on. Our social network of over 75,000 fans that we built one-by-one has been taken over for their own profit and greed.
Please remain patient with us and the posts and please do NOT unlike our page, as that will really hurt us when we do gain control back (I am trying to remain optimistic here).
You Can Help!!
Here are a few things you could do to help:
- If you know ANYONE that works at Facebook, in any capacity, PLEASE forward them this post to see if they could help. It’s impossible for a business page owner to get a hold of anyone at Facebook, even through the help files. I have already secured my personal account, but when I did this it was too late, they had already added themselves as an admin and deleted me.
- Go to one or both Facebook pages and comment on the posts that they’ve done (starting date March 30th). The hackers have blocked me, my husband, and most of my friends from commenting on my own page. Here are the pages: The Nourishing Cook, and Eat Fat Lose Fat.
- Do NOT click on their links in the posts – this will just ‘reward’ them and give their web sites more traffic (and income) from the hard work that I’ve done.
- BE CAREFUL ON THIS ONE: Go to this app https://apps.facebook.com/fraud-detected and click “report” in the bottom right hand corner of the screen. DO NOT LOG INTO THE FIELDS. This is the malicious Facebook app that took control of my pages, and it looks JUST like a Facebook logon page. It won’t hurt you as long as you don’t log into it, and clicking ‘report’ will help out a lot. Facebook needs to take down this malicious app, but it’s still there at this writing.
If you have any other advice, please let us know… thanks for reading! We look forward to providing you more delicious recipes and hopefully letting you know of these posts on Facebook, in the future.PAID ENDORSEMENT DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog.