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The Here And Now
Freaky Gmail
I suddenly started getting Facebook messages sent to my gmail account. I traced it back and found another Morgan Dawn on Facebook - she signed up to Facebook using her new gmail account. But it turns out she was using my email address by mistake.  On google you own the full name even with dots and + and other symbols.

So morgandawn is the same as morgan.dawn as is m.organ.dawn

So if you use the wrong gmail address to sign up for another service, you will never have control of the other service (Facebook, banks, etc)

Since this is not a hack, just someone who does not know how Google works I tried to send her a Facebook message to tell her she needs to create a new gmail account  that does not use morgandawn and that she  needs to change her Facebook email address to that new gmail address.  Unfortunately, she does not accept Facebook messages from non-friends. But since I am being flooded with messages from her friends, I tracked down two who do have Facebook messaging enabled and asked them to have her contact me (at another email address). She probably wont be able to log into Facebook for a while.  And luckily she has only used my email for Facebook (I think).  I did make certain that my gmail recovery email is set to another address and that I have the appropriate gmail security.

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ann1962 From: ann1962 Date: February 23rd, 2014 04:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've had this happen several times. I just alert FB that my email address isn't associated with that account.

Very frustrating.
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: February 23rd, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
where did you report it. I went through all the contact forms and could not find anything close to my issue.
ann1962 From: ann1962 Date: February 23rd, 2014 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
At the bottom of the email, there was a link:

"Think these notification emails are for someone else? To report this account, go to:
http://www.facebook.com/confirmemail.php?e=[NAME BEFOREthe@]%40[EMAIL PROVIDER]&c=623155292&report=1."

I don't know if this will work if you include the correct info where I've capslocked between the [].
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: February 23rd, 2014 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
huh...that text is not there. all they give me is an option to unsubscribe (which I may do tomorrow) Thank You!
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