Warning to Costa Blanca businesses over Facebook page ‘ransom’ risk

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BUSINESSES on the Costas in Spain are being warned to be extra vigilant about who they give access of their Facebook pages to.
A number of traders on the Costa Blanca have approached the Euro Weekly News to say that a company in the area is offering to boost their social media presence for them – but they insist they need full admin access to their Facebook accounts.
One nervous business person, speaking to the EWN, has warned other traders to be ‘very careful’.
They said, “It would be like you giving them your credit card and PIN details.
“Once they have admin access to your Facebook page they can do what they want and could potentially hold you to ransom.”
There are five different types of roles for people who manage Facebook Pages – admin, editor, moderator, advertiser and analyst.
When you create a Page, you automatically become the Page’s admin, which means only you can change how the Page looks and publish as the Page. Only an admin can assign roles and change others’ roles.
However, if you add another admin then they can assume full account access.
Facebook offers the advice, “If you can’t access your Page, first check to see if another admin of the Page may have removed you. The best thing you can do is contact a Page admin and ask them to add you back. Keep in mind that there are different kinds of Page roles, and only admins can add or remove people.”

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