Did you log into Facebook from somewhere new?

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Received an email from Facebook with subject as “Did you log into Facebook from somewhere new?”  with the following message text

Your Facebook account was recently logged into from a computer, mobile device or other location you’ve never used before. For your protection, we’ve temporarily locked your account until you can review this activity and make sure no one is using your account without your permission.

Did you log into Facebook from a new device or an unusual location?

– If this was not you, please log into Facebook from your computer and follow the instructions provided to help you control your account information.

– If this was you, there’s no need to worry. Simply log into Facebook again to get back into your account.

Initially this email looked like a scam but when I actually logged in to my Facebook account it was locked and it displayed that some body had logged in to my account from Manchester, UK (but I live in India). Now I have changed my password and also received confirmation in all my email addresses about the password change. But still not sure what could have caused this. any ideas?

In Category: Facebook, Social Networking

Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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  • Jasmine March 21, 2012, 5:40 pm

    i got this one too, i’m in South Korea and i been logged from my phone for just once like 2 yrs ago. i’m not sure if that cause the problem but if its true then it might telling me i should worry about my other accounts and computer virus which could made it flew out.
    with all that…. i certainly don’t feel good.

  • Jasmine March 21, 2012, 5:52 pm


    i think it might be the good answer. i never clicked the link they sent to me to change the password, but if that’s what it is, it is quite well made scam.

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