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#1 Hum

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 14:29

:huh: Hey Amna,

You recently registered for Facebook. To complete your Facebook registration, follow this link:

http://www.facebook....105056024

You may be asked to enter this confirmation code: 1105056024

Facebook helps you communicate and stay in touch with all of your friends. Once you join Facebook, you'll be able to share photos, plan events, and more.

Thanks,
The Facebook Team

Real or someone horning in on my e-mail ?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 14:33

Invalid Link

The confirmation link you clicked is invalid or incomplete. Try copying and pasting the full link into your web browser's address bar.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 14:37

^ I purposely edited the link, so no one could click on it.

I am not 'Amna', nor did I try to sign up for Facebook.

Now I'm getting a Welcome to Facebook message, without even having clicked on the link !

I don't see any way to Cancel this crap ....

This message was sent to [edited] at your request.
Facebook, Inc., Attention: Department 415, PO Box 10005, Palo Alto, CA 94303

I'm just moving these messages to Spam, and hope that I'll see no more Facebook rubbish.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 14:47

Someone maybe put int eh wrong email
Isnt there a link in the email "if this wasn't you bla bla"?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 14:57

^ No, none.

I would have taken action to cancel this.

Facebook apparently operates a lot like Satan. ;)

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:08

A few months back, I got a similar email. After a bit of Googling, I couldn't find anything official from Facebook confirming that it could've been real, so I just ignored the message and made sure not to click any links.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:19

Maybe someone is trying to sign up to FB with a fake account as you but didn't realise they had to confirm the address

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:24

^ I thought that too, but I got another Welcome to FB e-mail, without clicking the link.

Maybe I should change my password ... CHANGED !

Well, this is interesting :s ... I live in PA:

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:38

Hey, Hum, that link still "worked" since it email portion was visible when I mouse-over the hyperlink.

Based on the latest hacking of Yahoo! accounts, somebody probably just DID register and activate a FB account with your credentials.

Your best bet:
1. Change your Y! Mail password,
2. Go to FB, click the Password Reminder (or Lost Password) function
3. Receive a new password link via email... change the FB acct password
4. Go into FB settings, clear it out, when put the account to sleep.

... otherwise, your account is being used for spam both on FB and in the real world.

Cheers.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:42

^ I thought that too, but I got another Welcome to FB e-mail, without clicking the link.

Maybe I should change my password ... CHANGED !

Well, this is interesting :s ... I live in PA:


Maybe its time to give a good scan with malwarebytes and change ALL of your important passwords

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 17:54

Hey, Hum, that link still "worked" since it email portion was visible when I mouse-over the hyperlink.

Based on the latest hacking of Yahoo! accounts, somebody probably just DID register and activate a FB account with your credentials.

Your best bet:
1. Change your Y! Mail password,
2. Go to FB, click the Password Reminder (or Lost Password) function
3. Receive a new password link via email... change the FB acct password
4. Go into FB settings, clear it out, when put the account to sleep.

... otherwise, your account is being used for spam both on FB and in the real world.

Cheers.


Thanks anyway.

I don't ever use Facebook -- never have.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 19:43

Interesting -- since I marked the e-mails as Spam, they totally disappeared and there have been no others.

Changing to a stronger password may have helped too.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:21

:laugh: Hah -- found this in my spam folder -- that'll teach her/him/alien:

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