My Facebook page was hacked and stolen on Friday, June 24, 2011. My name was changed to Ruth Jackson, most of my image files were replaced by images of another woman, a fan page for shoe lovers was created under my account, my URL was changed to facebook.com/honeybunch123, all of my demographic information was changed, and I lost several “friends” because of it.
The hacking of my Facebook page affected how I promote myself and the Dangerous Lee brand and I felt extremely violated. I unsuccessfully communicated back and forth with Facebook by email, online forms, and I even called their headquarters to leave messages.
Things didn’t get back to “normal” until a month later, but there was a catch, I could not use Dangerous Lee as my profile name! I had been using Dangerous Lee as my name on Facebook for many years without any issues. I get hacked and then I have to expose my real name, a name that most people are not familiar with. I even had to have a Facebook exec log into my account to add Dangerous Lee as my nickname because Facebook would not accept it!
Alas, my name on Facebook now appears as “Lei Langston (Dangerous Lee)”. Thank goodness I was able to get my URL back as well, facebook.com/dangerouslee, which was the longest process in the whole ordeal. My saving grace during my hacked period was that I created a fan page a few months before I was hacked. Like Me!
I HAVE NEVER BEEN HACKED ON MYSPACE OR TOLD THAT I CANNOT USE THE NAME “DANGEROUS LEE” FOR MY PROFILE.
If you’re still on MySpace, like me, add me today! I guarantee you it will make a comeback.