Houston woman says her Facebook business page was hijacked moments after it launched

HOUSTON – When the COVID-19 pandemic threatened Michelle Varnes’ career, she decided to take a leap of faith and start her own business.

“I want women to enjoy clothes, not have to spend a lot of money and just look great no matter what. It really was my friends and even my husband who said, ‘Michelle you’re so good at this. You love clothes. How about you do the same thing,’” Varnes said.

From that notion, the Texas Brown Eyed Girl Boutique was born.

Varnes said she spent days working on a Facebook business page. But just moments after it launched, she found herself shut out of her own account. She said her password and recovery email had all been changed. She said she found the prices of her merchandise had also changed.

“Everything was showing 20% off. Everything,” Varnes said.

Varnes said she hasn’t seen a dime from Facebook revenue. She suspects whoever hijacked her Facebook account also put in their own bank account information to…

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