I'm an optimist by nature, but the last month has been a challenge.
On March 16, at 9:30 in the morning, I finished up my computer banking to look at my email. I had four messages from Facebook, sent within ten minutes of each other, while I was doing my banking.
(1) Someone had logged into my FB account using a confirmation code.
(2) Someone had changed my password.
(3) Someone had changed my email address from email@example.com to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I tried to get help from Facebook for the next two weeks without success. I was apparently in some kind of loop, or at the end of a VERY long help queue.
Then my brother-in-law created a new account for me from his computer. Five days later Facebook told me I had been deactivated for good for "violation of community standards". I have no idea what I did, and Facebook is not going to tell me.
I wish I hadn't lost 13 years of data, or 200 friends, but these things happen. And I wish I hadn't lost my 4500 completed levels of Candy Crush.
Now I am using my husband Art's Facebook account. His name has been changed to ArtLinda Myers. I'm spending much less time on Facebook now. There are a couple of groups I want to participate in. Especially the one in Brier, Washington, called "Buy Nothing Brier" where you can give things away to people in the community. I have a lot more downsizing to do over the summer, and I need that group!
I do wonder why some people hack into the accounts of other people. This one had nothing to do with money. My old account disappeared from Facebook on the 30th day after it was hacked. None of my friends were contacted by the hacker, and the day before the account disappeared there were no posts other than mine.
Oh, yes. I did send an email to email@example.com, asking the person to change the email account back so I could get into my account. That didn't happen.
Of course not.