So someone I know through mutual online friends messaged me the other night and said she needed my help. She said she was kicked out of her Facebook so she’s only on messenger. And that Facebook said a code would be sent to her friends for her to get back on Facebook. But I’m not on her Facebook friend list. She then said to check the code that I just got at 4:44pm. I told her that I didn’t get a code and she said to check my Gmail and if I find the code to please send it to her. I was so confused so I told her that she couldn’t know my Gmail address for that to even happen. In order for that to happen, she would have to know what my Gmail address is. She then claimed it was a code from Facebook security terms and that she didn’t have it. I told her that I wouldn’t get anything unless she had my email address. I then told her that I didn’t think any codes would be sent to me and told her I hoped she got the issue fixed soon. She then became persistent and sent a screen shot saying that it’s a code from Facebook security terms for them to identify a friend (again, we weren’t really friends) and requested the code again. I said that I didn’t know and she said to check my email again. I told her it won’t be there as I have nothing to do with her Facebook account and told her to find one of her trusted contacts to solve the issue. She then requested me give her the code AGAIN! I then checked my email and found an email from Facebook that said: “We received a request to reset your Facebook password. Enter the following reset code” and the time stamp was 4:44PM the EXACT same time she had messaged me: “Check your email for the code you just got.” I never requested this change! So she was trying to get into MY Facebook the entire time! I then told her that I could not help her and to please stop messaging me. What are the legal consequences of trying to or successfully gaining access to another person’s social media account?
Gaining access to social media account legal consequences
It’s likely her account was hacked and someone else was trying to get information to hack your account and not that mutual friend at all. It’s been happening to many people, just happened to a friend of mine yesterday. As for legal repercussions I’m not sure, I’m not a lawyer. Just putting it out there that it’s been a problem for a lot of people lately.
She is a scammer trying to hack into AND steal your Facebook account. I would suggest reporting her and her profile to Facebook. Block & delete her. Also find a mutual friend that you both have in common, at k pws you & give them tha “heads up” what just took place. A neighborhood acquaintance got tricked into to clicking on some link that appeared to be sent by a friend of his. The link he got was a claim to get $3,500 for PPP or Stimulus money deposited into his account, along with a screenshot of said check that the friend received. His account was then taken over by this “friend”. He notified Facebook and had to create and entirely new Facebook profile. He was NOT able to get the old e back and he had to send Facebook friends requests all over again.
I wouldn’t suggest dragging this girl through the mud unless she 100% knows it was her. People hack accounts all the time so this girl might not even know what’s going on. She probably needs to be notified before being crucified.
Did you NOT reading the OP fully? I stand by my comment.
I did. She was communicating with someone but where does it say she knows it’s the actual person that she knows?? Did you NOT read it fully?
There are no repercussions. Ignore and move on
Nothing you can do. No telling who it actually is, she could of been hacked, just ignore it, delete the email as well. Block her account if you haven’t already
Probably a hacked account tying to hack yours
Stuff like this happens often in social media, I’ve seen where they can hack into other people’s personal information, it’s best to never open those emails, and never reply. If you get emails, texts, etc asking for a code ignore it, unless you personally submitted a request
There’s really no way to figure out who to charge.
This acquaintance of yours was most likely hacked in the same manner as they attempted to do to you.
I had a lady acting like she wanted to buy something from me on FB marketplace. Said she was going to pay using pay pal… But asked me to send her a code that would verify who I am so to make sure I wasn’t a scammer.
It was a code from Google to add another device to my account.
So that was a big fat NO from me.
So normally what they do is they try and access your Facebook, they will send a password reset and since it’s your account it’s linked to your email. The code in your email is your password reset code. When you give it to them they enter it and change the password on your Facebook taking control. They will then use your Facebook and getting it back is quite hard as Facebook doesn’t have a number you can call for assistance you have to do the automated help and it’s mostly no use. Do not send codes out for anything. They are pretty good and remove your previous email and number and they will use your account to get more account from your friends list.
Sounds like she was hacked and It wasn’t your friend at all, probably wasn’t even a female and probably someone from another country…sadly it happens often and it’s happing more and more. They probably wanted to steal any pertinent information you may have on your account…bank info, phone numbers, emails and they steal pictures to create more fake accounts to keep repeating their scams. You should get your mutual friend to contact her to see if she’s aware
It was someone that stole that woman Facebook and tried to stole yours. It’s definitely not her as you thought. So don’t blame her. And tell her friend to contact her about the incident. And everyone can report to Facebook so they can block that account.
I had a person do this its a scam just block them