Created: January 12, 2023

I need to keep someone from posting private text messages publicly and to my family and friends

Last Edit: January 12, 2023
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Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
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May I know your first name, please?
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*****
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
Nice to meet you, *****!
Currently you cannot restrict anyone from doing anything.
Customer Reply
how can I keep someone from posting personal text messages to family friends and public. I am being threatened that if I don’t sent him a $100 Amazon card he is going to post the messages which will be embarrassing.. can you stop it or delete from his account??
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
On which platform is this happening?
Customer Reply
Facebook text messagesFacebook
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
Okay
Customer Reply
can you keep him from posting them
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
All you can do right now is report his posts.
Tap in the top right of Facebook, then tap your name. Go to the post and tap in the top right. Tap Find support or report post and then tap the option that best describes how this post goes against our Community Standards. You can also block the person who posted this content on your timeline.
Customer Reply
I don’t have them on my phone.. I deleted them but he did not delete them from his phone and he says he will post them if I don’t send money. I have found out he is a scammer.
can you please help me
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
We are Howly - an online expert question-and-answer website that connects users with verified technical experts that can assist with any tech-related issue. We're not affiliated with Facebook, we provide assistance regarding matters on the platform, but we don't have access to their databases, and therefore, can't change anything from our side. However, we're going to do everything we can to help.
You can report the account :
Go to the profile you want to report by tapping its name in your Feed or searching for it.
Tap in the top right.
Tap Find support or report.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
I would also recommend you to ignore those messages and to not send him any moeny
money*
as he will continue to post those and ask for more messages.
Customer Reply
that’s what I’m thinking too. Do you know what I can do if he sends the messages to family and friends.. I mean can I get the messages deleted before he could send them?
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
If he has pictures of them then no.
You cannot delete them off his phone.
Just tell your family and friends what is the situation and tell them not to believe him/her/
Customer Reply
what can I do to keep him from making them public
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
Currently you cannot stop him, just report him, you can also ask as many people as possible to report his profile.
Customer Reply
who do I report him to!?
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
Go to the profile you want to report by tapping its name in your Feed or searching for it.
Tap in the top right.
Tap Find support or report.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Customer Reply
Ok I will try. I’m not very knowledgeable about this. I’m old and have got myself in trouble by trying to be nice.
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
No problem at all, if you need any additional questions let me know!
Customer Reply
you can’t do that for me can you? I’m so upset I’m shaking and I live alone.. this is making me sick.
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
Currently we do not provide that service, I'm sorry, but if you report him/her enough times Facebook will block his account.
Everything will be fine *****!
Customer Reply
So you can’t help me anymore.. is that what you are saying? I don’t think it will be fine as he is mad and will do anything to get the money
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
Well there's not a lot he can do.
If you ignore him long enough he will give up.
Trust me, people who do this kind of stuff give up and move to a different suspect.
Customer Reply
oh I sure hope so. If I ever get out of this mess I will never answer another question a stranger sends to me. He said if I don’t get the money by morning he is going to spread our texts publicly. Some things are just not for the public to see or know
ok if that is all you can tell me., I will try reporting it somewhat else.
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
Just a second please!
I understand that you might have given him some confidential information
But even if he posts it "publicly"
How many people are going to see that?
You won't wake up and the whole world will talk about you.
Do not worry.
Customer Reply
he says he is going to send it to my children and pastor ( I don’t know how he knows their names ) but he said he had all their profiles
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
You probably have them on your friends list on Facebook.
That's how he knows.
Please tell me, if he sends that to those people, what will happen?
Customer Reply
my kids will be very mad at me for talking to someone I didn’t know ( and I don’t blame them) and it would just be embarrassing for my pastor
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
And will your life stop after that?
Customer Reply
no but it will sure change things with my family relationship
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
*****, we're all human and make mistakes.
It's okay.
They will understand.
Customer Reply
I just don’t want it to get sent.. I will never do this again.
is this the norm for scammers?
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
Well usually that is their game plan, yes.
But please, whatever he does, do NOT send him any money.
He will just ask for more.
Customer Reply
ok I will not send him any money that’s for sure. Thanks for your help.. say a prayer for me to get out of this unscarred.!
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
I will 🙏
Customer Reply
thanks and good night
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
You are most welcome, wish you the best of luck!
Customer Reply
Ok thanks
Oleksandr Kamennyi
Oleksandr Kamennyi Tech Expert & Writer
You are most welcome!

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