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Facebook Is At It Again.

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Real Estate Agent with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3158345

May 22, 2023 at the wee hours of the morning, I was notified by several friends that my page was hacked. I created a new page. I lost my groups, pages, friends and memories.

Today, FB showed me a memory from 3 days before the hack. It has been showing me old friends too. I shared the memory and they deleted the page saying it went against their community standards. I posted a text saying, they deleted my post and put me in jail.  They suspended my account. I sent the recovery info but I could not recover the last time! 

I'm sure the new page is gone permanently. I never did recreate my old pages/groups because there were too many.

My first page was not recoverable because my government name is Dolores and Dee is my nickname. Be warned. Be sure your page name matches your drivers license. Mine does but displaces Dee. 

Be warned.

Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sadly, those scammers are taking away our memories.   Many of my friends have gotten off FB for that very reason.  Sorry this has happened to you.

May 19, 2024 07:16 AM
Dee Toohey

Thank you, Joan Cox  It's very sad indeed.  

May 20, 2024 05:39 AM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Each week, I get these shitty pages that I am miraculously "following" in my news feed that I have never willingly followed.  About a week ago, they kept deleting my shared AR post, labeling it as spam.   If it keeps up, I will just ghost  FB and never post or comment again.  Not a fan of all the whining anyway.

May 19, 2024 07:18 AM
Dee Toohey

I know what you mean, Michael Elliott . I get them too. We all do. It's ridiculous. 

May 20, 2024 05:41 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
HomeSmart Stars - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Do you also have a business page and if so, is that one still working?

May 19, 2024 07:32 AM
Dee Toohey

My old account had a business page and I put many useful files there for buyers, sellers, investors. I did not recreate that page. I was thinking about it but just was burned out by the loss of the old one. I lost the page when the old account was hacked.

May 20, 2024 05:43 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh geez! I put in dual verification on my Facebook pages some years ago and that has helped a lot. So sorry you are having to go through this.

May 19, 2024 07:42 AM
Dee Toohey

Nina Hollander, Broker , I do have dual verification. I did not give out a code or anything like that. These creeps are relentless.  

May 20, 2024 05:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Dee Toohey makes you wonder if its all worth it!

May 20, 2024 07:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Dee - I am sorry to hear that you are going through this.  Social media has reinforced and expanded on the concept of unintended consequences.  Good luck to you as well as each of us as we continue on this road.   

May 19, 2024 08:11 AM
Dee Toohey

Thank you, Michael Jacobs.  It's the bad side of social media.

May 20, 2024 05:45 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

UGH. Thank God for MFA! 

DAILY I get 'recovery PW' on my FB and X accounts, and it's always good for a little hyperventilating . . . 

A few things I learned to do to avoid the little asshole hackers:
1. Private page, my posts are never public but friends only
2. Cannot message me if not a friend - message request only
3. (this is the hard one) I try not to comment on public posts. The attempts always seem to come after a comment is made to a friend who 'collects people' and has their posts public. 

I'd rather not go through what you have, and other friends have. It's so unfair!

May 19, 2024 08:55 AM
Dee Toohey

This time, it came from sharing a memory Facebook sent me! It was motivational, not political or religious in any way, not porn, etc.

May 20, 2024 05:47 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
CRS

Been there done that Dee. I was notified many times and I challenged them every time, and most part it worked

May 19, 2024 09:02 AM
Dee Toohey

I did get the new page back, Sham Reddy CRS.  It didn't take them long after I sent my drivers license with my government name and my signature using Dee.

May 20, 2024 05:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Many have face challenging issues with Facebook. 

Good luck with your new efforts.

May 19, 2024 09:25 AM
Dee Toohey

Thank you, Roy Kelley. It's sad that FB doesn't have a number to call!

 

May 20, 2024 05:49 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Enjoyed your blog page, and I added you as a follower. I would love the follow back.

Bill

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

May 19, 2024 11:46 AM
Dee Toohey

LOL, Bill Salvatore - East Valley . I already am following you. Have a good day.

May 20, 2024 05:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Dee,

I'm sorry you had to endure this once again! It seems there are so many issues facing using Facebook..I don't post all that much..its a hassle! 

May 19, 2024 04:33 PM
Dee Toohey

Dorie Dillard Austin TX, if these creeps spend as much time being productive as they do causing havoc, they'd have a better life.

May 20, 2024 05:51 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Never been a fan of Face Book, I push my posts out to both my business and personal accounts and when certain people become my friends I notice who the spammers are and I delete them relatively quickly... hope you will recover your account soon. Endre

May 19, 2024 10:52 PM
Dee Toohey

Thank you! I was able to recover the page.

May 20, 2024 05:51 AM
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Thank you. I was able to recover the account. 

May 20, 2024 05:37 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Facebook is such a joke these days and barely worth being part of.  It's sad that the entity has become so evil.

May 20, 2024 06:23 AM
Dee Toohey

At times I agree with you. But it has brought me business opportunities over the years. 

Jun 04, 2024 09:39 AM
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

Follow up.  Someone suggested I write about the saga of the old page and the issues it caused to the Attorney General of our State and I will do that. I'd love to recover the page stolen last year.

I'll let you know if that works.

Jun 04, 2024 09:41 AM