Scammed

by statia on October 6, 2009

Last night I logged onto facebook and I saw a message from one of my bffs.  I proceeded to read the message from the end back to the beginning and realized that I didn’t have this mysterious conversation wherein I was apparently robbed at gunpoint in London and I needed money for the hotel and to get back to the states.

At first I thought it was the Meester screwing around, but if he logged into my facebook account, he’d probably update my status to say “I sharted.” or something equally as juvenile and funny.   It took me a few minutes to realize that someone had hacked my account.  I realize that this is a pretty big and generic phishing scam, but I found it mildly amusing for a couple of reasons:

One, I would never replace you with u.  I would rather fucking jab sporks into my face than to abbreviate a word that’s three fucking letters.   I might not be spelling bee champion, or gramatically perfect, but I at least make a valid effort.

Two, I have TWO SMALL CHILDREN. Please. Who the hell has time or money to be going to London?   I can’t even get out of the house for a playdate without forgetting at least two things.

My amusement stops there though, because of these assholes, they temporarily suspended my facebook account.  And let me tell you,  this made me realize how much I’m addicted to this stupid site.   I was so close to beating last weeks farkle score before this happened.

{ 13 comments }

Sami October 6, 2009 at 10:44 pm

That happened to me last week… talk about a pita!

Jonathan October 6, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Sharting, sporks, and farkle all in one short post. You’ve still got it.

Lisa October 7, 2009 at 2:04 am

Happened to me a couple weeks ago. You may have to email Facebook’s customer service a couple times, but they’ll restore your account eventually.

Anita October 7, 2009 at 7:16 am

I hope you don’t have any critters waiting for you in Farmville.

Love me some Farkle! We should hook up and play one day.

Lyrehca October 7, 2009 at 9:51 am

Sorry you’re dealing with this, but this post is hysterical.

Ms. Pants October 7, 2009 at 10:51 am

Consumerist has some funny stories about stuff like this. My fave is where it’s going on via IM and the guy who is supposed to be the scammed (and is well aware of the scam) says, “Wire transfer? Why don’t I just paypal you money? Then you can just print it out on any colour printer.”

Ahh, Nigeria.

Chris October 7, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Why is facebook so addictive? I must know.

Aunt Becky October 7, 2009 at 4:18 pm

Oh Em Ge. You aren’t the first person I’ve seen have this happen to them. That’s insanity.

Amanda October 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm

Facebook… you facebook? Please, oh, please share with me your name. I could use more of your humor and wit during my day.

jesser October 8, 2009 at 8:26 am

Hope London was fab. SOOOO jealous. ;)
I’m going to Paris next week and Dubai after that. We should meet up in Rome.

Flicka October 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm

But I distinctly remember our tour of Canterbury Cathedral! You got in trouble foor breastfeeding in front of the Pope!

Seriously, what a suckfest. I hope it gets resolved soon.

Kevin Donahue October 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Please help me sleep better – did you have a super obvious password or was your email hacked?

Donna October 11, 2009 at 2:39 pm

I had no idea this was happening to people all the time…who has this much time on their hands? I refuse to play any games or download any apps on FB, I’m guessing that’s probably where the security holes are.

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