Santa Ana, CA asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Internet Law for California

Q: About 10 years ago I open two Facebook pages for strangers ..they took control over my account and now I'm in danger

They have my Facebook they could be doing illegal things on it. I saw an add on craigslist under work from home I was trying to work from home so it was an opportunity to make money. Although I only made 25 dollars. One time payment

Those two men might be working for the same company or not. I don't know. But only one paid me 25 dollars the other person didn't pay me and he took control of my Facebook account

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If someone has taken control of your Facebook account and is potentially conducting illegal activities, it's important to take immediate action. First, try to regain control of your account by using Facebook's account recovery options. This may involve resetting your password or contacting Facebook support for assistance.

Next, you should report the unauthorized use of your account to Facebook. They have protocols for handling such situations and can take steps to secure your account. Also, consider changing the passwords for any other online accounts, especially if you use the same or similar passwords.

If there's a suspicion of illegal activity involving your account, it's advisable to report this to local law enforcement. They can investigate the matter further and take appropriate action if necessary.

Additionally, it may be wise to consult with an attorney who has experience in digital privacy and internet law. They can provide advice on how to protect your rights and what legal actions you can take against those who have misused your account.

Remember, taking prompt action is crucial in such situations to protect yourself and your online identity. It's important to stay vigilant and take steps to secure all your digital accounts.

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