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Posted by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 1:57 PM
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Sorry this is not really a typical question for this site, but i don't know who to ask. My bestfriend has separated from her husband and they are starting the court process. He has been verbally threating her and has even kicked her and her daughter out of their house. Also she is 8 months pregnant. Anyway my question. She has been messaging me on Facebook about the whole situation, Well yesterday he hacked into her facebook page and printed off our conversation. I only found out about it bc his new gf messaged me saying that they were going to take me to court for some of the things that i said and did in reference to him. She was saying it was illegal, I know better and it wasn't. But was is illegal is them hacking into someone's personal facebook page. It is invasion of privacy. Who does she need to go to to turn him in for that. She is afraid that if she takes the printouts of the emails where they have confessed to having had hacked, that the cops will just laugh at her. What part of the justice system would take this seriously?

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breebree04
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Im not sure but I would probably just notify the police, make a report, and show them the proof whether they laugh or not. Atleast she will have the police report and proof when she goes to court. Does she have a lawyer yet? If so she could call her lawyer and ask what can be done

MamaSnaps
by on Apr. 2, 2013 at 2:07 PM

UGH. The facebook problem is HUGE and she's right, there isn't a whole lot she can do about the hacking in here and now. She needs to take those printouts and EVERY LITTLE DETAIL to court with her or the divorce. 

Is the house in her name also? Either on the mortgage or the lease? If it is she needs to move back in. Even if she needs to get the police to escort her. Then if he gets violent about it? Call the police again and have him removed on domestic violence. You NEVER want to abandon the family home in a divorce.  

MommyT642
by Member on Apr. 2, 2013 at 2:09 PM

She is meeting with a lawyer today. I told her to take him the evidence she has and see what he says.

Bmat
by Barb on Apr. 2, 2013 at 2:11 PM

I doubt that hacking would be seen as much of a crime- although I may well be mistaken.  You and she should never put anything in writing, anywhere, that you don't want the whole world to find out. In the future call one another on the telephone or skype- don't put anything in writing that you don't want others to read.

bamababe1975
by Gold Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM

 I agree with the part in red especially - it's the best way to protect yourselves.

Quoting Bmat:

I doubt that hacking would be seen as much of a crime- although I may well be mistaken.  You and she should never put anything in writing, anywhere, that you don't want the whole world to find out. In the future call one another on the telephone or skype- don't put anything in writing that you don't want others to read.

 


thenameshailie
by Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM

First her local police but they probably wont do anything. The FBI handles internet issues and they take hacking, even just a facebook very seriosuly . You can not be charged for saying anything in a private conversation.

Bmat
by Barb on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Thank you. I didn't know about this.

Quoting thenameshailie:

First her local police but they probably wont do anything. The FBI handles internet issues and they take hacking, even just a facebook very seriosuly . You can not be charged for saying anything in a private conversation.


thenameshailie
by Member on Apr. 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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Also she will need to file an official report to Facebook

Quoting Bmat:

Thank you. I didn't know about this.

Quoting thenameshailie:

First her local police but they probably wont do anything. The FBI handles internet issues and they take hacking, even just a facebook very seriosuly . You can not be charged for saying anything in a private conversation.



thenameshailie
by Member on Apr. 6, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Oh I forgot to clarify. Did he actually hack her account? If he logged in to a saved computer or knew her password, that is not hacking, that is unauthorized use and at best would only hold a type of trespassing charge. Hacking is actually cracking the account. Either way you cant be charged for anything you said in a message.

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