||[Apr. 18th, 2012|08:34 pm]
The Question Club
So, my mom has a Facebook stalker. (Technically, she has a stalker to has managed to include Facebook in his repertoire of creepy shit. He's several states away and never makes in-person contact, but he's been harassing her since high school.) This guy uses his Facebook page to send her a friend request every day, and the notice lands in her email, but there's never a corresponding request on Facebook that she can hit 'deny' on. She went to his page and blocked him, but that didn't keep him from sending requests to her email anyway.
We tried to go through Facebook to report him, but we couldn't find a 'stalking' option, and he's not using a false name or anything like that, so we settled on 'bullying.' Facebook's advice was to "tell a parent or authority figure" because apparently adults can't be harassed or some shit.
Now the guy is sending similar friend requests to me and most of our family members. I'm not really afraid of him, but I am really annoyed and a little creeped out.
Does anyone know how he's doing this e-mail-only thing, or how to stop it, or how to tell Facebook "Hey, there's some not-good shit going down on your website that doesn't fit into one of your convenient 'report' categories"? She said she's going to talk to a policeman friend about it, but that takes time, and I'm really sick of seeing this guy in my inbox.