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Thread: What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

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    What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

    Not sure if I posted this in the right spot.

    A couple of days ago I received an email from my old Facebook account which I deactivated about a year ago, to my old email account and the subject was "Getting back into Facebook", which if you don't know is the email facebook sends out if you enter the wrong password.

    At first I thought it was a scam, but I think the email really did come from facebook because it had my real name in the email, e.g "Hi, <my name>". I don't think a random fishing email could obtain my name.

    So, what do you think happened?

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    Re: What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

    Scam.
    I would ignore it.

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    Re: What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

    Quote Originally Posted by fyfe54 View Post
    Scam.
    I would ignore it.
    Then how did the scammer obtain my real name to insert into the email?

    I honestly think someone tried to log in to my old account.

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    Re: What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

    Just look at the source code of the email and look at the links to see who sent it and where any reply would be sent, In Gmail you click the arrow on the top right of the mail and select "Show Original". All email clients will have a similar function.

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    Re: What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

    Its a scam. I get 20 of those a day, i dump them in /dev/null automatically.

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    Re: What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

    I am getting the same emails lately, and they seem genuine. The links in them point to facebook.com (and the email header seems fine) and I compared them with a much older one, that I know is genuine, and they are exactly the same.

    So, possibly someone is trying to hijack fb accounts en masse; and that's where these unsuccessful logins are coming from.

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    Re: What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

    So do you guys think I am fine? e.g it didn't reactivate my old account? or hacked it?

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    Re: What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

    Why don't you email facebook support and explain them waht happened?

    At least you'll have the chance to get some more information regarding your facebook account status.

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    Re: What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

    Quote Originally Posted by slickymaster View Post
    Why don't you email facebook support and explain them waht happened?

    At least you'll have the chance to get some more information regarding your facebook account status.
    Well, because in my experience facebook has bad customer service and never reply, and I don't want them to accidently reactivate my facebook account in their attempt to "troubleshoot the problem".

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    Re: What do you guys make of this weird facebook email?

    Why dont you try to log in to your facebook account? and if you can log in, then delete it.

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