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Topic # 127031 27-Jul-2013 17:23 Send private message

Dear All

I closed my facebook account late year and went for the delete all details option and my sister tells me that I have disappeared from her friend list.

However since then I have continued to receive friend invites being send to an email address which was the address associated with the deleted account?

Any ideas why this is happening because my account was supposed to be deleted..

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  Reply # 867131 27-Jul-2013 17:33 Send private message

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  Reply # 867136 27-Jul-2013 17:36 Send private message

Friends are sending invites via Facebook and when asked where to send they enter that email address?

Are you sure these friends aren't entering the address themselves?




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  Reply # 867138 27-Jul-2013 17:40 Send private message

when you deactivate your account there is an "opt out" tick box you need to select otherwise you will still receive notifications of invitations etc.  You may need to go back into your account and either tick that or reactivate to then deactivate it (this time with opt out ticked).  Im 99% sure that will solve it for you.

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  Reply # 867161 27-Jul-2013 19:13 One person supports this post Send private message

Ha ha, I've never had a facebook account and I get email from unknown people wanting to be my friend or for me to be theirs.....Delete




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  Reply # 867196 27-Jul-2013 20:20 Send private message

frietasm - Good thought. One I hadn't considered.

johnr, FressF1, ubernoob - thanks.

Rather embarrassed report, I've discovered that the account I deleted (.co.nz) was different to the one I was getting the email (.com)

Logged in and found only the friend request. Have deleted it too.

So I have now deleted 2 facebook accounts leaving only a shell one I created to join spotify. Makes me wonder what proportion of facebook accounts are fake/shell ones.

Thanks again guys.

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  Reply # 873941 8-Aug-2013 15:35 Send private message

It's weir. If you already deleted the account then how they can send you a request . Double check your fb account.

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  Reply # 874928 10-Aug-2013 01:46 Send private message

divinebrady: It's weir. If you already deleted the account then how they can send you a request . Double check your fb account.


Unless things have changed in the past year, Facebook doesn't delete accounts. It makes them inactive and removes the data from public view. They never used to delete the data from their servers and I doubt that has changed. 

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  Reply # 874980 10-Aug-2013 09:52 Send private message

Elpie:
divinebrady: It's weir. If you already deleted the account then how they can send you a request . Double check your fb account.


Unless things have changed in the past year, Facebook doesn't delete accounts. It makes them inactive and removes the data from public view. They never used to delete the data from their servers and I doubt that has changed. 


They do have a proper delete account option, buts its that well hidden, noone knows its there.




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