PostHeaderIcon Keeping your facebook poker chips safe from hackers

 

 With the continuing rise in popularity of facebook poker chips as a virtual currency in facebook texas holdem poker games has come the unfortunate scourge of hackers, phishers, and thieves who try their best to trick unsuspecting players out of their hard earned facebook poker chips. Forums all over the internet are littered with posts by people who have had their facebook chips stolen. Nothing sucks quite as much as logging into Facebook or MySpace to play a few hands of poker only to find someone has already been in your account and your poker chips are gone.

Follow these tips to keeep your facebook poker chips safe:

Never give your password to friends or family: Trust is a delicate thing that takes a long time to build but only second to destroy. Maybe giving your password to your girlfriend or brother to play in your account seemed like a harmless idea, but what happens when you have a disagreement or argument? What if after a war of words they decide the best way to get back at you is to log into your account and steal all your facebook poker chips?

Be careful about what you download: Serious online gamers are always searching for cheats and hacks for the games they play in order to give them an edge. Poker is no different and there’s plenty of sites on the internet touting facebook poker cheats and hacks for those brave enough to download and install them. But many of these so called facebook poker cheats have viruses or trojan programs to them that allow the creator to gain access to your accounts and steal your facebook poker chips. If you never downloaded any of these programs then you’re probably safe, and if you have then you should run a spyware detection program like the one from Lavasoft.

Make sure links you click on through Facebook and your email are from people you trust: Another popular way hackers try to gain access to players’ accounts is through what is known as phishing. They send legitimate and official looking emails to your inbox. When you open them you are asked to click on the link and login in order to save your account or win free facebook poker chips, but in reality you are logging into a fake site that sends your information off to the hacker who made it. Before you know it they’ve broken into your account and emptied it of any facebook chips you may have.

Don’t fall for You Tube scams: If you do a search on you tube for facebook poker cheats, zynga poker hacks, or free facebook poker chips you’ll find hundreds of videos on the topic. More than 90% of them are made by idiots hoping to convince you to send them your account information. They range from slightly clever to completely moronic. Below is a video that has been up for a month and gotten over 1200 views so far. Though the spelling is horrendous I’m sure it still managed to fool a couple of people.

Warning: Do NOT follow the instructions in this video. It’s just an example.

                  

19 Responses to “Keeping your facebook poker chips safe from hackers”

  • ciarra says:

    I got hacked like this :(

  • mike de vito says:

    i need 10000000 million please

  • della says:

    i was hacked too the f’ers took 400 million facebook poker chips from me. thanks for the article i hope people read this and share with friends so that others dont get scammed by these low life scumbags

  • jenny says:

    i was hacked too once a long whiles ago — lost 15 million facebook chips which was the world to me :(

    but im BACK baby and stronger than ever!!

  • carrie-ann says:

    i just got hacked, 11 million they took from me. sore loosers i guess. can’t even get on bleeding table now though. stupid thing. lol.

  • Cheryl says:

    I got scammed by the “you are in the top 4 to win 25,000,000 dollars” in poker chips. Just sign in. Then at 10 am this morning, someone was signing into my account while I was online. I started with 1.125 million chips and by the end of the game I have only 45,000 chips in my account. They are mean and deceitful. I deactivated my facebook account. Pissed to the max!

  • nufi uzumaki says:

    send chips 100,000,000 MILLION HELP ME HELP ME HELP ME PLEASE….PLEASE….PLEASE.

  • vre says:

    send chip 5000 milion…

  • Tony says:

    I was hacked two times 1st time frz me and would not allow in participate in games 2nd told me to relog i reported issue but… still do not have my chips back i worked hard for my chips starting at $1 total chips that has been taken from me is 37 mill… so sad to see that someone is out stealing fake chips so sad takes the fun out of poker

  • Billy todd says:

    Dont know how they got in as i never respond to anything but the bastards took 1.5 billion off me .emailed glamble and they didnt even answer me .

  • lyns says:

    hi what if its the site that is hackeing you like glamble poker on facebook thay have taken trillion’s of chips from ppl with resetting and the site going down while you play and the next thing you know your out of chips
    thay say we was hacked but its always when the site froze or when thay do work on the site many ppl have lost thought this i have never had this on any other poker site and i dont get hacked im not that thick lol i would never click on any site
    or give my password out i allso change my password ever week or so
    how do we stop them doing it plz

  • michael edwards says:

    i was hacked 172B glamble chips. they emptied my account. i invested a lot of time winning those chips. im so sad but life must go on….

  • albert says:

    send me chips plz 2000 millions

  • albert says:

    i like a lots Glamble POKER

  • antonio says:

    can somebady send me 100 000 000…. please!tnx

  • David says:

    I got up to 2 billion chips and the hackers were all over me starting around the time I got to 500mil. Started getting facebook emails from them left and right. I followed EVERYTHING listed above, but the other day my facebook account had been broken into and my password changed.

    Here’s the deal. It’s ok to have fun on zynga and get a couple of million chips, but, if you get a little too big for your britches, you will SERIOUSLY run the risk of having your facebook account broken into. If a hacker has reason to zero in on you, they will, and unless you are extremely vigilant and really know computers, they will get into your account. I notified facebook a week ago about this, but no luck yet just getting that account back. The zynga chips? After all that happened, I honestly don’t want them back. Too much BS to deal with in my opinion. Success in this game will just hurt you in the end. No thanks, Zynga, I’ll go somewhere else to play in the future.

  • Charlie Akins says:

    I had over 115,700,000 chips on zynga poker. Somehow my chips were taken four times in two days.How can this happen? Zynga is so quick to let you buy chips but wont refund your loss for the chips that were stole!! I dont think it is hackers i think it is zynga!We all need do something about this start a website to put them out of business screwing people!
    Sincerely Charlie

  • anonoymous says:

    First of all I wouldn’t doubt if Zynga themselves were behind this. I mean just to post a freakin comment they ask for your email address…. or better yet “Require” it. Then say will not be published. Yeah right! They sell this information to the highest bidder for advertising because there all “Verified Leads” which yield big bucks. Ever wonder why in the past few years there is a rise in people, companies, etc. asking or demanding your email address….. they wouldn’t be asking if they weren’t going to use it. Don’t believe me? Make a new email address on a secure server like gmail or something. Then ONLY USE IT when well known companies ask for it and claim they “Don’t” publish it or reassure you it’s “SAFE”…… Then give it a few months and watch the spam flood in. It’s a huge racket, I know I used to work in telemarketing and I know how they get their leads. The best is when you go to get a new cell phone number and *THEY WON’T GIVE YOU THE NUMBER UNLESS YOU GIVE THEM A PHONE NUMBER WHERE YOU CAN BE REACHED*!! Crazy right, I argued back in forth for about 20min because Verizon Wireless refused to run my name for the standard credit check because they asked for my phone number and I told them “I don’t have one that’s why I’m here” (which was true at the time). So they “insisted” I give them a family members number : like my parents, aunts, uncles, and the like. I told them “Why do you want my parents number I’m 30 yrs old? I’m not giving you a number so you can sell it to a third party.” Of course they said they don’t do that but, I know better. All in all the girl said if I don’t give them a contact number then they couldn’t run the credit check (I hate Verizon anyway)! Sure I could have given a fake number but, that’s not the point. Emails weren’t protected until online banking and such became more prevalent. So to sum it all up….Watch who you give your personal info to, Banks and financial institutions are generally safe albeit a security breach. I would recommend having minimum 2 email addresses. Sorry for the novel.

  • Nathan says:

    I just got 14.000.000 million chips stolen from me this is ridicules is there anyway I can get them back through Zynga ?