Saturday, August 13, 2022

Frantic Facebook Users Often Call Police Dept. in the ‘City Where Facebook Lives’ for Help (Listen)

911 phone operators

*9-1-1 what’s your emergency? We’ve all heard the stoic sounding voice for some reason or another. But the Menlo Park PD find themselves in the unfortunate position of having people call them because they need help with Facebook. Please help. Someone has hacked into my Facebook Account, can you find him? the upset ‘victim’ responds.

Silence.

Hell no they can’t “Find him.” They’ve got bigger problems at the moment, ma’am.

Unfortunately, this is no joke.

But Charlie Manning has heard it all. Over the past few months she has received complaints about Facebook advertisements, requests for assistance in recovering lost passwords and demands to speak to Mark Zuckerberg…Now!

But here’s the thing: Charlie doesn’t work for Facebook. She’s a senior 911 dispatcher for the Menlo Park, Calif., police department who gets calls regularly from Facebook users around the world.

Read more at EURThisNthat.

 

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