Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An important message...........

my facebook account was hacked at around 3 am pacific time..i found out around 3pm today. i have re-secured my facebook account. However..if you got something saying i was robbed at gunpoint,or other such nonsense..disregard,and delete immediately to your spam folder!!!! it isn't from me!!!!! my last name is misspelled in the email..also,i am so broke that i can't even pay attention(LOL) vacationing isn't on my to do list..and may never even hit my bucket list!!!
if you are in a yahoo group,and got that wasn't from me..and would you please let group members know!! this email went to a group that i am not even a member of!!..go figure!
that said....hi!! i'm fine!!! hope you are all having a happy day!!! 
my email was not affected!!! my facebook account  had,and has,a different password than my email!


Shirley said...

Hi Ann,
Yup I got an email saying you were in the UK and needed 2000 to get back home..hackers are horrible...hope you dont have too much problems with your accounts...boy it's a shame...

Jan Hennings said...

That's a relief! My chat popped up in the morning and said you were robbed at gunpoint and were stranded in London..could I give you a loan...I said no..aren't those hackers a piece of work!

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh Ann what a pain! I am glad you are ok my sweet friend:) Hopefully today is a better one.

Nathalie Thompson said...

Oh, Ann, I was wondering why the heck someone would hack into Facebook and now I "get it"- because an email list is like jacking a car. Wow. So you've been to London recently? ;) Cyber life can be pretty exciting. I see a book in all of this, "I Was Robbed at Gunpoint and Stranded in London But Never Left My House". You could seriously use this in your art. It could be the next "Griffon and Sabine".

Plush Possum Studio said...

Wow! All this, and world travel, too!
What won't some creeps do to hack and then hijack into people's personal info!
Incidentally, it never hurts to change up passwords every so often. We (PPS members, that is) used to belong to a certain ning group, and soon had to quit it because one of the people in that group had email hacked into, and that hacker started messing with our account and his!
Which is why I sign out when an account is not in active use, during the day or overnight--it discourages errant hacking.
And change passwords every so often.
Anyway, in order to keep the PPS ball rolling, we had to pull up stakes, call every automated email update from that ning spam, delete all, and change every password, as well as warn others more closely affiliated with that group how hackers may wander into unfamiliar territory and create havoc from person to person, or group to group!
Some people just don't know how to behave, I guess.
I've grown warier over the years due to problems like this one.
And it does no good to complain--who'd listen and correct such a bad problem, anyway?
So I recommend signing out more frequently and signing back in after taking breaks for a while. You never know how much info this person has been able to gain from that hacking! Or who they are, or where they are from, etc.
i like Nathalie Thompson's idea best--write that book, and use your artistic talent! I think you'd hit the high note with it!!

orchid said...

I had the E-mail too.
What a silly attempt!!!
As always, I can't figure out well about the comment of your friends well, but Cyber world does have some risk! I had some false mails before pretending or using my followers' name.
Love and Lots of Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

Magic Love Crow said...

Sorry to hear about this Ann! I don't have facebook! Maybe I am lucky! I hope everything gets settled for you soon! Why do people have to do this?

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I hope everything is ok by now Ann!!!