(WTVY) — You might be getting notices on your phone from someone else's Facebook account.
A WTVY employee was worried over the holiday when she began getting text notices from Facebook that an unrecognized device had logged onto her account.
After much online sleuthing it was determined that the previous owner of the employee's phone number had tied their account to that phone number. So, our employee was getting notices about the account of the person who had her phone number before her.
If you get notices like this or similar the first thing to do is be careful. It might be a scam. Spammers and scammers sometimes create phony emails or posts that look like they’re from Facebook.
These notices can be very convincing. If an email or post looks strange, don’t click any of the links in it or open any attachments. You can report suspicious messages to Facebook.
- If you received an email, please forward it firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you received a Facebook message, learn how to report it: https://www.facebook.com/help/199655413426788/?ref=u2u
Otherwise online help suggests that text alerts from Facebook can be disabled by replying with the word OFF.