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Someone trying to hack into DH's Facebook account

(10 Posts)
Dinneratbrinkleys Sat 08-Aug-15 00:33:16

DH has "form." A few things that have not added up since we have known each other, but never enough to even point to something concrete. Lying about strip club, things he's said about exes revealed to be not true, or he tells me a version of something then two years later he forgets and tells me a slightly different version (probably the truth,) which would have swayed my original opinion, but when I point that out he gets all huffy and says it is "years ago" and he's "probably forgotten" and I should "move on etc." hard to move on when you don't know the truth!

Anyway - we were out tonight and DH was slightly tipsy and he suddenly looked very shocked and exclaimed - probably before he had time to think- that someone was trying to break into his Facebook. I could see the email over his shoulder and it was one of these "if you're receiving this it's because you have requested a new password and click on this link to confirm." He then went very silent and got all possessive over his phone and that was that.

Now DH barely goes on Facebook. He has a lot of friends on FB but he doesn't really put much on there. He's a married father of two who doesn't see much of his friends, and all his friends are busy with their own lives and kids. so not many people with a motive to break into his Facebook.

I just feel suspicious of it and I'm not sure why. Have you ever had one of these emails and not known why? Could it ever just be a random internet bot?

GarminGirl Sat 08-Aug-15 00:35:28

he might not post much on fb but his messenger could be very active

LongHardStare Sat 08-Aug-15 00:36:12

I reckon he thought it was you trying to pry, hence his weird behaviour

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 08-Aug-15 00:37:22

It's the going quiet that sets the alarm bells off. If it happened to me I'd be annnoyed and voluble.

Diagonally Sat 08-Aug-15 22:46:10

Do you know his email password, or his phone pin if he's automatically logged in to email when on phone? If so I expect he thought it was you.

Diagonally Sat 08-Aug-15 22:49:02

Although if he's also automatically logged into FB on his phone then you wouldn't need to PW reset if you knew his pin, would you?

Sorry I'm a bit tired tonight grin

Someone with a grudge trying to spook him?

cozietoesie Sat 08-Aug-15 23:07:42

They obviously exist.

nickelbabe Sat 08-Aug-15 23:11:38

he shouldn't click on the lilnk because it ight not actually be facebook, it could be a spam email

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Sat 08-Aug-15 23:14:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sapphirestars Sun 09-Aug-15 10:11:39

I had someone try to hack my account from singapore so I wouldn't worry too much about that. What I would worry about is the lying and lack of trust with the phone/ fb. See if he lets you go through it?

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