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Someone hacked me and is using my name to con people into…

Someone hacked me and...

Someone hacked me and is using my name to con people into stuff. How do I get rid of that on Facebook and messenger?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

I’m in Florida now but will be returning to Michigan soon

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Only telling people it isn’t me

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

It has something to do with getting $100,000

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I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

You can report the account to Facebook and they will actually deactivate the account and remove it from FB so that the hacker can no longer impersonate you or contact your Facebook friends.

There are several ongoing scams currently and Facebook is aware of them and usually acts within 24 hours to remove the profile.

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
How do I tell Facebook?

Go to the hacked profile page, click on the "..." button on the cover photo, and a drop down menu will show up.

One of the listed options there is "Report", click on it and that will take you through a couple questions to report the profile as someone impersonating you.

Facebook should send you a message soon after updating you on their report and on the account being removed.

I hope that helps!

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