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“Help, I’ve been mugged in the United Kingdom!”
If you do see this pop up in a Facebook chat, don’t freak out.
It means your friend has been hacked. It usually starts with their email address being compromised, and the identity thief uses that to take over other online accounts.
Here’s what you need to know to help your friend (and here’s why you don’t want to try to hack my friends.)