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Margaret Report 27 Nov 2012 09:49

Has anyone any idea how I can resolve this small but irritating problem. I am NOT a member of Facebook but I am obviously on someone's account as a 'friend'. Consequently I keep getting messages like 'do you know so-ans-' or 'you have two pokes' waiting. I cannot do anything about removing them (other than deleting the emails) because I am not a member. If I try and open these emails further to see what is what I am asked to log in which of course I can't as I have no log-in account and no password. Is there any way I can 'remove' myself. I have contacted Facebook via their Help secion but just got a standard reply thanking me for me email but saying they cannot reply to individual emails and to refer to their site for help. Needless to say I have done this but nowhere can I find information which would enable me to get myself off this damned thing. Anyone out there got a clue ? Thanks.


Porkie_Pie Report 27 Nov 2012 09:56

Sounds like someone has used your email account to open a facebook account



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 27 Nov 2012 09:57

Although I have an account, it is rarely used and agree that it can be irritating to get all the messages. Try searching your name on the internet; it might thow up a facebook page.

Could you set up your email account to treat all Facebook messages as Spam?


Porkie_Pie Report 27 Nov 2012 09:59

Keep reporting it, I do no that FB actively look for dodgy account and then deactivate them



Island Report 27 Nov 2012 10:01

How frustrating!
You can't be on someones account unless you have accepted their 'friend' invitation which in turn automatically makes you an FB member.
It's likely that you have a very similar email address to someone else and there is an error.
I received several emails through someones new account at one time and because I am on FB I was able to look at her page and see that her email was the same as mine except for the last digit in her name. I just kept blocking them and they eventually stopped.


Margaret Report 27 Nov 2012 10:03

DetEcTive - not being a member I didn't know you could do such a thing. I wonder, if I managed somehow to 'join' Facebook and did what you suggest - treat all messages as Spam - is there then any way I can take myself off Facebook. I saw a lady on Breakfast television this morning who used to be on Facebook but took herself off - how I do not know.


Margaret Report 27 Nov 2012 10:06

Island - this has happened somehow because I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I have never accepted anyone's 'friend' invitation. Funnily enough I received a 'friend' invitation only last week from a friend who I am in regular contact with. I emailed her and said I couldn't reply to her 'invite' as I was not on Facebook. She answered and said 'sorry I didn't realise it took all the email addresses from her email address book !!!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 27 Nov 2012 10:15

Sorry if it wasn't clear - I meant your email account @btinternet, @yahoo or what ever you have.

There is normally an option to 'mark' emails from a particular 'address' as Spam or Junk. The next time one is received, it will automatically be routed to the Spam/Junk box and not appear in your inbox.

Borrow a neighbour's teenager...they will probably sort it out for you ;-)


Island Report 27 Nov 2012 10:25

Margaret, maybe I wasn't clear either. I didn't suggest that you had accepted a 'friend invitation'. :-S


PollyinBrum Report 27 Nov 2012 10:34

When I joined GR I was told by several people that I was already a member and I was not. I don't know how this came about.


'Emma' Report 27 Nov 2012 10:39

One email I received this morning had a lady who is on
GR asking me if I would like to be her friend, not by her
but by FB.



PollyinBrum Report 27 Nov 2012 10:43

mmmmmmmmmmmm looks like Big Brother may be watching us.............. :-S


Island Report 27 Nov 2012 10:58

But you are on FB Emma. You get random friend requests and 'here's somebody you might know' because FB is constantly searching and links you up with friends of friends of.......... Also through location even though you haven't revealed where you live your ISP has that info.
They also connect with others on pages you have 'liked'

If only this could be switched off and the choice given to members to look for friends if they so wish because it only serves to confuse those of us past our teenage years.

Morning Emma!!! :-D


Island Report 27 Nov 2012 11:02

Paula, I'm not sure how being a member of GR would make you a member of FB.
Who told you? (not asking for specifics)


Muffyxx Report 27 Nov 2012 11:02

My Dad isn't on facebook and is forever receiving updates about mine and my cousin's activities on there via email.

Only thing I can think of is to block facebook from your email account?


'Emma' Report 27 Nov 2012 11:09

Morning Island :-), yes I know that and that s what confuses me,
don't think I've even had a conversation with this lady on GR,
only GR member I speak to on FB is someone who used to be
on GR and asked me if I would like to keep in touch with her on
FB. :-)



'Emma' Report 27 Nov 2012 11:11

By the way I am not saying I would not like to be friends
with anyone on GR on my FB page. :-)



PollyinBrum Report 27 Nov 2012 11:19

I am on FB, however when I first joined GR I came on General Chat to ask a question. Several people told me I had been on GR since 2008, I only discovered the site in October this year. Are FB & GR linked?


Island Report 27 Nov 2012 11:21

Thing is Emma, apart from the few friend requests sent to me for someone elses account I don't get any mysterious goings on, viewings of dirty linen or dodgy old BFs getting in touch. Am I doing something wrong? :-S

Be carefull what you wish for...... ;-) :-D


Island Report 27 Nov 2012 11:24

Ah! now I get you Paula. I remember you posting about your join date on GR - most odd, did they explain it?
GR and FB aren't connected businesswise but GR does have a page on FB.