Apparently, it’s pretty easy to memorialize someone's Facebook profile. I am greeted with the following message after entering my valid and correct username and password:
Account Inaccessible This account is in a special memorial state. If you have any questions or concerns, please visit the Help Center for further information.
Help Center is useless as it only contains instructions on memorializing it. There are a number of blogs going back several years of persons who are victims of this particular kind of abuse. Apparently, you need my date of birth (which friends or friends with hacked accounts have access to) and a fake obituary (because no one at Facebook really reads them apparently).
The best part is that you can't actually contact them in any expedited way to protest. In fact, I sent an email to get a bunch of useless links that I'd already looked at.
Can anyone that has fallen into this entertaining conundrum offer some advice?