Date: March 16, 2010
Kristen Francis had family and friends frightened after they read comments on her Facebook page indicating she was mugged in London and needed cash immediately. In reality, her page had been hijacked, and the online crooks planned to lock Francis out until they received allowances from her followers. The victim claimed she contacted the social network about the scam, yet nothing happened. Later, news outlet KGW followed up with Facebook and Francis was once again given control of her profile.