BTW, I love “For Dummies” books.
My facebook logo is gone from this page.
Over the weekend a friend had her facebook account hijacked and used to extort money from her friends.
Tech crunch talks about a similar thing. My friend believes that because she had her phone number and yahoo e-mail on facebook, that they were able to do it. I don’t know about that, but if you get a request for money through facebook, be suspicious.
Another friend confronted the scammers, by posting that they were not who they said they were and mentioned police. Soon after, both accounts were deleted.
Because of this I deleted my 2nd facebook account. I changed my remaining account to an e-mail address that doesn’t have any addresses in the contacts list. The scammers also sent e-mail requests for money to the entire yahoo address book.
A month or so ago an acquaintance of mine sent me a message on facebook. She said since we don’t interact, she wanted to cut out her facebook friends in that category and wanted to let me know her plan.
I wrote back that I always thought she was a classy chick and now even more so. I envied her simplifying her friends.
For myself, I was caught up in the “to be a published author you need to promote yourself everywhere.” In that frame of mind I accepted many friends that I have a slight connection with but don’t really know them. BTW, it is believed the scammers came in through a group. I left most of the facebook groups I belonged to.
Years ago when I got divorced, I realized I would rather spend an evening home alone than be with a person or people I don’t care about. Best of all is to be home with my one beloved, but that came later.
In the spirit of the introvert I am and the lover of simplicity, I am sending a message to the people I have friended on FB who have little connection or interaction with me.. Yay, no more friends messages getting lost in all the masses.
Hey does this qualify me as classy chick? I say yes.
BTW, two of you most beloved of readers were on my now deleted FB account. I’ll be sending you a message asking to friend you on my remaining account in the next week or so.
What say ye? Have you or others you know been hacked or scammed?
Here’s an article on blog scams.
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