It happened when my husband and I were on our way to a Celebration of Life for a friend’s mother who had passed away in New Orleans. He was driving and I was looking at my Instagram. It had been a rough week.I had already been to two friends' funerals earlier in the week and a friend I had not seen in ages was at the last one. We hugged and tearfully promised to do a better job staying in touch.
So this was three days later when I received a message from him via Instagram. I was thrilled he was holding up his end of the promise. Little did I know his account had been hacked and it was a message from the devil himself.
First the demon hacker changed my password, then set up two factor authentication. Everytime I tried to get my account back, it was sending hackerdevil the message. Then much to my horror he started sending my 13K friends and followers messages to buy bitcoins and how to vote for me as an influencer. I sincerely hope that no one fell for it. It was so upsetting to see my account with the stunning pillow images as well as other gorgeous photos and then a big post about how this guy made me rich from bitcoins. Eventually he changed the name to @Brandon0823_ while still holding our beautiful photos hostage on his account. Finally he removed our images and just stole our followers. We have been desperately trying everything we can to get our account back and have gotten a case number. Everyone says that is a miracle but it doesn’t seem to be getting us anywhere.