BREAKING NEWS: Facebook IM Chat HACKED.

This is now a serious serious problem. Dave was just on Facebook when he received an IM from an old high school friend who he hasn't spoken to in years. Read the below conversation and tell us what you think. We will keep everyone updated. The fact that this kind of stuff is going through IM is TERRIFYING:


2:02pmMarvin
Hello
2:02pmDave
hey marvin!
what's up bro!
2:03pmMarvin
how are you doing?
am cool
and you?
2:03pmDave
i am great thanks
r u still at e and y?
2:04pmMarvin
i'm in some kind of deep shit right now
2:05pmDave
shit what's up
do you want to call me/
7184162899
2:05pmMarvin
i'm stranded in london because i got robbed at a park in kentish town
2:05pmDave
oh my god im so sorry
2:07pmDave
what can i do to hel[
2:07pmMarvin
all cash i had on me were stolen, my card was collected too, i'm left with no money here
2:09pmMarvin
bro......i need help out of here, i have been reaching out to friends for help, i need some money so i can get a flight ticket back home, please can you borrow me some money till i get back home? i will pay you back as soon as i'm home, please
2:09pmDave
what is your cell phone number
2:10pmMarvin
no i dont have anyhere
all means has been stolen, both cash and credit card
2:11pmDave
where r u onine?
2:12pmMarvin
am in the hotel room
2:15pmMarvin
i was in hurry when leaving and was not able to get a return ticket, so was think i will buy a ticket back when am coming
2:15pmDave
of course i'll help
i'll get you the money right away
2:15pmMarvin
i have been gathering some money to buy a ticket but i am shot of $500
2:15pmDave
but obviously i'll need to make sure this is no trick lol. i mean i know it's you, marvin tang, but just to be sure...
2:16pmMarvin
why?
2:16pmDave
what would only you know about our relationship?
2:16pmMarvin
about you and carrie?
2:17pmDave
no, us, silly
2:17pmMarvin
well....am not in mood to do all that now
beause am really stress up
2:22pmDave
of course. well ... how can i help you bro?
2:23pmMarvin
please i need help, i have been gathering some money to buy a ticket but i am shot of $500
2:24pmDave
so you want me to buy a plane ticket for hyou?
what hotel are you staying at?
2:25pmMarvin
you can send it via western union directly to my name as i receive the few i have on me right now, you can even do it online at www.westernunion.com
Marvin Tang
11, Paddington Station, London, W2 1HA United Kingdom
2:30pmDave
Ok, you'll pay me back, right?
2:31pmMarvin
yeah
i will pay you back once i'm back home.

Dave is engaging this guy, and simultaneously reporting it to Facebook. We are trying to reach his friend Marvin directly to let him know as well. We'll keep everyone updated.

Update: 2:50pm
We've noticed that marvin's email on his facebook page appears to have changed to slincoln68@yahoo.com

What's shocking about this to me is that our poor friend's reputation is being tarnished by this. Imagine if this happened to Dave, who has 1700 Facebook friends? The sick thing is that its through IM and not through the typical spam wall posts!

Dave and "Marvin" are still talking. Should we call the police too?

Update: 3pm Here's the continuing conversation. We are on the phone with Western Union reporting this as well:

2:38pmDave

ok man. are you sure $500 is enough?

2:39pmMarvin

yeah

am sure about it

2:42pmDave

man marvin i am so sorry this happened to you

let me know when you got the money

2:43pmMarvin

how long will this take you?

2:43pmDave

not long

do you have your passport?

2:43pmMarvin

yeah

2:45pmDave

great.

so you should have the money soon.

oh- what hotel are you at- i'll call you

2:46pmMarvin

are you on the website already

am not on phone here

2:47pmDave

are you in the lobby or in your hotel room?

yes i'm on western union's site right now

2:48pmMarvin

am in the lobby using the hotel manager's laptop

2:50pmDave

oh good. so what's the hotel's phone number?

2:51pmMarvin

i will call you as soon as i get home

the hotel manager ask me to stay somewhere safe

2:54pmDave

ok im on their website

i don't get it, are you not safe right now?

2:55pmMarvin

yeah

2:57pmDave

oh my god im so scared for you

2:57pmMarvin

ok

please i need help

update: Now we hear that this is happening a lot. @BenMcConnell on Twitter points me to this article, which calls out these types of scams. The thing is, I've heard of fake links before, but an actual conversation, that LASTS? Where someone is impersonating your friend? Local police can't do anything. Western Union can't do anything. On with FBI now.

While he continues to stall..."Marvin" gets agitated:

3:14pmDave

i just have to check with my wife

3:16pmDave

to make sure she's ok with $500

3:17pmMarvin

how long will you use to send me $500

i have been here since with you and you telling me you are on it

wtf?

3:18pmDave

maybe 10 minutes

dont get mad at me

After that, Dave hangs up with the FBI. He couldn't resist a final post:

3:25pmDave

one more thing...

3:26pmMarvin

what?

3:27pmDave

this is chris hansen. you are a mean mean man. i don't know where you are, but i've logged your ip and contacted the fbi and ic3.gov. i hope you get exactly what you deserve, you b--tard.

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Kerpens. Out.

FYI: here's another blog about the exact same thing: http://tinyurl.com/sharphack

This is incredibly shocking to me, and I'm not sure why. Many of my friends have had hacked accounts. I can't tell you how many times someone has sent me a wall post telling me I MUST see this video. It's obviously a scam. But this...an actual conversation with a live person (something that's not even available in many customer service departments, lol) is awful and 10x more invasive that anything I've ever seen.

How is this not getting more mainstream news attention?