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How To: Get Someone’s Facebook Shut Down Quickly (This Is Harsh)

How To: Get Someone’s Facebook Shut Down Quickly (This Is Harsh)

4 Years Ago By Diana Adams

I read about this on two different sites yesterday, and even though I’m not a huge Facebook fan, it rocked my world that this could happen to someone – and so surprisingly easily. Some people are calling this the ultimate Facebook prank, but to me, it should be reserved for your enemies only. Once you do this to someone, you will create a huge pain in the ass for him or her. Always remember, they could retaliate. Okay, now that I got all my warnings out of the way, I’ll continue to explain how you can get someone’s Facebook shut down quickly.

In a nutshell, all you have to do to get someone’s Facebook shut down quickly is report that person as dead. This is how it works exactly…First, you go here on Facebook and fill out the Memorialization Request. As you see, everything on that form is easy to fill out. The only thing that might be tricky is the link to the obituary, and here’s the crazy part about that…

Katie at Buzzfeed went through this process to investigate it, and when it came to linking to the obituary, she linked to someone who lived in a different state, who was much older, who had a different spelling for the name, and who was very obviously a different person – but it still worked. Once you submit the form, you just wait a day or so, and then if you receive a notice from Facebook comforting you about the death of your friend, you know they bought into it. The next time your friend tries to log into his or her account, they will find out that the account is inaccessible. They will receive the message I’ve put in the image below.

Now for what your friend will have to do after you’ve had his or her Facebook shut down – In order to reinstate an account after this happens, they will have two options. If they find this article, they will be able to click here and go to the My Personal Account Is In A Special Memorialized State page and fill out that form. The account will most likely be reinstated relatively soon. If they don’t find this article, they will have to go to the Facebook help page and waste a bunch of time researching what to do about it. That is harsh. You might want to think twice before you have someone’s Facebook shut down.

This has to be one of the most diabolical pranks anyone could ever pull on someone. I don’t think I would ever want to get someone’s Facebook shut down. It’s just too nasty for my taste. However, far be it for me to judge you if you want to do it. Just remember, with great power comes great responsibility.

This is the msg your friend will get after you’ve axed the account.

This is the Facebook Memorialization Request Form.

Via: [Buzzfeed] [WonderHowTo]

From Around The Web


Gitana the Creative Diva

January 9th, 2013

Thanks for this information. Truth is I have been wanting to have my friend’s account shut down (inasmuch as he’s been dead for over two years) but I didn’t know how to go about it. Now, in a sense, I feel he can truly be laid to rest. Thanks a lot.

Diana Adams

January 9th, 2013

My pleasure. :)


November 21st, 2014

Hi Diana, my community facebook page has been unpublished without any valid reason. They reported it even for use of drugs!!. But those are my enemies who did it, because they are collecting funds for the animals, and spend it on themselves. Facebook seems to listen to them, but not me…I don’t understand this. Is there a way to have facebook close down their fraudulent community page?



March 14th, 2013

will i have any legal problems afterwards?

Alex Brar

April 20th, 2013

Your smile is deadly in the context of this great post Diana. Wish I knew you. Ha ha


April 26th, 2013

will it still work for now?


September 29th, 2015

not working anymore


October 3rd, 2013

great this is perfect for internet trollers


February 1st, 2014

It’s a good prank, but I guess if the user open its fb regulary, it’s not working


June 14th, 2014

Did you notice you can keep this from happening to you by hiding your email address in your profile, or changing it to something false and then hiding it? That way, a prankster can’t fill in your email in the form.


January 11th, 2015

Will I get a law suit?????? Or in trouble with the law or something????

John "Ratty" Arbuckle (legal aid)

February 11th, 2015

Don’t do this, you can and probably will be charged with perjury by Facebook’s attorneys. Is 3 years in jail and a criminal record worth getting revenge on a troll? I don’t think so.

Jay Polaris Riley

March 11th, 2015

i was wrongfully banned on facebook, not by this method, they told me i got banned for “pretending to be someone else”?

Nins Busano

April 11th, 2015

Hello??I need help because someone is bothering me and i want to BLOCKED HER right away please………………………..


June 4th, 2015

My husband has an ex who is obviously psychotic. Somehow, she has gotten a [bad] photo of him and posted it in her album entitled “family” with his first and last name and the word husband in parenthesis! This is MY husband, not hers! She is only an ex from long long ago who had multiple affairs on him that caused their relationship to end. She has been living with another man for years. I am not even on facebook. It is really creepy to see another woman’s profile with YOUR husband’s photo in her family album marked “husband”. There has got to be something we can do. This is very disturbing indeed. I am prepared to attempt the action in this article as she has left us no choice.


June 5th, 2015

Hi there,
How do i close a group that has baned me but still have all my personal details and pictures on there?
Pls hELP

Your Name

August 24th, 2015

would like for bryan wagner and dustin scarbrough face book be shut down as they are sending pictures of me saying that they are me and they are not please stop them I have block them but my friends say they are doing it also cl jones is or casey jones as he gose by


November 27th, 2015

Don’t do this, trust me. Although it works, it will say “Remembering” on their profile, and they will probably hunt you down somehow

On the flip side, if they do catch you, it’s a spectacular way to lose them as friends in person


May 13th, 2016

I did it will i get introble


January 2nd, 2017

Yes. you are now in trouble. please give us a call and tell us your address so that we can come to your house personally and give you the citation after which we will throw you in jail.

Thank you from everyone at facebook.


March 29th, 2017

I need to remove someone off facebook. I tried to go the memorialize link but it is not working the page has been removed.

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