Derbyshire Constabulary's cyber fraud team have issued a warning to Facebook users in the county following an increase in reports of accounts being compromised
The force says if a "friend" asks for money online, you should verify it's actually them by using another way to confirm.
Other advice includes having a strong password and ensuring your software and apps are up to date:
🚨 Cyber Alert 🚨— Cyber Protect Officer (@DerbysCyberBiz) July 2, 2019
Facebook account compromises increasing in #Derby if a "friend" asks for money online, please verify with them another way to confirm.
Secure your account:
1⃣Strong, complex passwords #3randomwords
3⃣Ensure software & apps up to date #CyberProtect