A warning and an apology. If anyone got a message through Facebook last night or this morning from me that said I'd been mugged while on vacation in Scotland and desperately needed money wired to me, then I apologise, but it wasn't me. (Because if I'd been mugged why would I be messaging people I don't really know on Facebook instead of, you know, phoning the police?).
Apparently this is a scam well-known to Facebook. My account was hacked--thankfully several people who got this message realised and emailed to tell me, so I changed my password and assumed that was the end of it. I tried to report it to FB, but couldn't find any way of doing that.
Unfortunately some time this evening FB decided I'd violated their terms of service and disabled my account. Whether this is related to the hoax or they've just decided they don't like me, I don't know. Either way, I'm offline at least until I can get an answer out of them about what's going on.