Hacked on Facebook/Instagram

*deep sigh* So on Tuesday night, my Facebook account was hacked. If you’re friends with me or follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed that I disappeared.

Someone took over my account and posted horrible things to get it disabled and then they tried to charge my Paypal account for Facebook ads. I’m also currently fighting a $125 charge to that from these people. I didn’t have a whole lot of mental spoons to begin with, and this certainly didn’t help.

I have no idea if I will get my Facebook or Instagram accounts back at this point. I have a back-up Instagram at Karajorgensenwriter just in case, which I’m now using.

What I hate most about this is how isolated I suddenly feel. I had been predominantly using Twitter and Discord recently, but there were several friends I only spoke to on Instagram’s messenger. Having to track everyone down is hard and people assume my new account is a clone/hacked one, which is doubly frustrating.

On top of all that, if my account is eventually deleted/disabled, I lose tons of pictures of pets who have passed on and some pics of my dad who has also passed on. I’m more upset by the loss of pictures than anything else. And Facebook’s “help” is anything but. There is literally no way to reach out to an actual person for help, so god knows if I’ll get anything back and because the hackers posted horrible things, making a new account is VERY difficult at this point because they’re tied to my devices/IPs. You see the problem here.

Anyway, follow me on Twitter at @authorkaraj or Instagram at Karajorgensenwriter or sign up for my newsletter if you care more about book news than dog and crochet pics.

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4 responses to “Hacked on Facebook/Instagram

  1. I’m so sorry to hear this, Kara. I hope you can get it sorted out and that you don’t end up losing all of your precious photos. I will follow you on your other Instagram, as I do enjoy doggy photos and crochet projects 😉 Fingers crossed it all works out and sending supportive hugs as well.

    • Kara Jorgensen

      Thanks, Steph. Yeah, I am super frustrated at this point. And trying to reach out to people I know is impossible as I’ve taken for granted all the last names and handles I’ve stared at for years. I’ll follow you back when I get on my phone later.

  2. Oooof, this is terrible. I’m so sorry. These hackers will really do anything to anyone for quick money. Take care of yourself. I’m following you on your new account!

    • Kara Jorgensen

      Thanks, Whitney! I will follow you back when I get on later. Fb really needs to work on their customer service here >.> They are no help.

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