Yesterday, my Facebook account was the target of a 419 fraud. Someone, somehow, was able to log into my account as if they were me, and used Facebook chat to ask my friends to wire money abroad.
Luckily, a friend who got one of these instant messages picked up the phone and called me. I opened Facebook, saw these chats in progress, logged out, and changed my password. That afternoon, I tried to log on to Facebook and got a message that my account had been disabled.
I've written to ask that the account be restored, but since it's a holiday weekend, I doubt I'll get a response before Tuesday. Even then, I suspect they'll deny it, and I will have to create a new account. Annoying, and also dismaying and frightening, as I have no idea how they could have captured my Facebook password. It's not a password I use for email, or for my banking, but it is one I use on a couple of other entertainment sites.
In the meantime, it's just one less thing to waste time on. Happy Chinese New Year, everybody, and happy feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius!