I was attached to Facebook the other day, and I received a chat message from a classic friend of mine, someone I knew at the school, and to whom I never talked since that period, that's some 19 years ago.After some chat about how precisely each one was performing, he asked me if I can do him a favor: He needed a recharge card for a mobile phone for someone in Paris, and he told me that he will transfer money to me with a money transfer service.I was feeling that it was unusual to get a benefit request from a friend to whom I have not talked for ages, but it was possibly plausible since his state of residence was not exactly like mine. Ergo, I asked him when he needed the card, and he said 'at the moment, today.'Then he added 'I don't like to ask such a thing from anybody, but I absolutely need it, and since you are like a brother to me, I am asking you... 'I was never like a brother compared to that individual! Was there a key virtual bond between him and me without me realizing?Still, since the favor he asked for was not a big offer to me, and since I like to serve friends, I was planning to follow. I enquired more, and h-e told me to get him a 3 months recharge card or 2 cards of just one month, which can be not so familiar to me because I do not understand how the recharge cards process works.All that occurred through Facebook chat. Following, and while I was planning myself to go get the card, I started reasoning:-What was the scenario of the friend to whom I have not talked for 1-9 years contact me instantly and request for a would a to whom I was never quite close tell me I am like-a brother to him?And then it came to me that it was not him, that it could not be him. It was somebody using his account to demand recharge cards from his associates or other favors.There was no-doubt to me nowadays that my friend's account was hacked, and that the person who called me was a hacker trying to take advantage of the bonds and connections of my friend. Perhaps if I asked him a problem about my friend or how I knew him, and so forth. he could even answer because Facebook contains a large amount of private information.I appeared in my friend's Facebook page if any information regarding his mobile number or email was discovered (even though email isn't even safe because the hacker may have achieved his Facebook account from hacking his email, or he may have also hacked his email account) to contact him and tell him that his account was hacked, but I couldn't find any.I then told the hacker that I will contact him to give him the card number, and as expected he told me that his mobile was not with him (under fix ): actually I did not even know the number, I was just bluffing. I told him that I could not offer him the card if I couldn't contact him, he first questioned why, then he said that he'll contact me.In my case, and though the friend that approached me was some-one that I've not written to for decades, I thought at first that it was him. But the hacker may have done better, and study in the hacked account past talks or in the account contact friends surfaces how the hacked account owner used-to communicate which what friends in particular, when, in which way, etc. and ergo the chance is there.This is excatly why I decided to write this article, therefore that:- If a friend (even a close one) associates you via email or Facebook or what-ever electronic means (talk pc software, tiny messages, etc.), you don't connect private information to him or her until you make certain in a way or still another that it's him or her- If you feel someone is asking you for anything strange or uncommon, do not hesitate to become dubious, because it is the proper attitude.- Most significantly, use various complex passwords for all your electronic email and social reports with a lot of specific people and a combination of numbers and words both upper and lower case.