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Found out email address of a hacker. What can I do now?

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  1. Jencon

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    Hello.

    My other half's Facebook account has been hacked twice in the last 24 hours. We have been able to regain control both times, and now I've managed to find out what the email address of the hacker is. My question is: is there any way for me to report the person harassing us using the email address? Any help or tips regarding the matter would be highly appreciated.
     
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  3. lunarlander

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    At least you can tell the Facebook company.
     
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    If this account has been hacked twice and you have been able to break the hack, then there needs to be a MUCH stronger password used, or there was no hack to begin with.

    Also, it may help us, what did you do to break these hacks?
     
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    If you no the email address, the start of the email may give a name, this will allow you to find and identify the hacker, they may have Facebook themselves to identify weaknesses within Facebook. You can then identify the person and report that profile and then when it says add a comment to the report, mention that they have hacked you several times. It is also against Facebooks Terms of Service to create multiple accounts so keep an eye out for more profiles with the same person. They may have something similar between them, just be aware, it is difficult to tell.

    Hope you get sorted soon,

    Anthony.
     
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    Knowing an email address is not enough. Email may be forged. A free account could be used with false information and the perpetrator may use a VPN or Proxy to obfuscate their GeoIP.
     
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