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Facebook - still making fake accounts and telling lies

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Nigel Morris-Co...
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I don't have a Facebook account, or at least I wouldn't have one if Facebook didn't adopt a fascist approach to me and my data and refuse to let me close the one I stupidly opened several years ago.

But they won't leave me alone, says Nigel Morris-Cotterill

I've had an e-mail from "The Facebook Team, from the e-mail address "security@facebook.com. "

It alleges I'm having trouble logging in. No: I'm not. I don't want to log in. I want Facebook to forget me. I want Facebook to remove all data I have ever posted to its website. I especially want Facebook to delete the fake page it has created in my name and to cease and desist from ever hosting an account in my name ever again.

It says to tell them if it wasn't me trying to get in but, as the mail header shows below, in fact any reply goes to a dead-letter box where no one will ever read it. Not that it will make any difference: I've asked them to remove my previous account and all related data but, hey, they are Facebook so they just ignore me. Even if they did not ignore me they would cite their terms of business which were the primary reason I tried to close my account in the first place.

I'm seriously unhappy that WhatsApp passes my data to Facebook: the unilateral change in conditions of business is typical of the high-handed attitude that Facebook has adopted for years.

I don't want Facebook having access to my phone's contacts list (nor, incidentally, do I want Google to have it).

But, most of all, I don't want the lying, dishonest, people at Facebook telling me, as they did on this occasion "This message was sent to xxx@xxx.com at your request."

No. It wasn't.

So, here it is: once again I'm telling you, in a very public way, it wasn't me, it won't ever be me and I resent your business practices including but not limited to lying in e-mails (therefore spam even under the USA's appallingly anti-consumer Can Spam Act). Separately, using my name and reputation on a fake page to boost your own credibility. Facebook, you are beneath me. I don't need the likes of you to promote me. And I absolutely do not wish to promote you.

So far as I'm concerned, by your creation of a fake page in my name, you are committing identity fraud, representing yourselves as me or authorised by me. Neither is true.

**The scam spam from Facebook.**

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Hi Nigel,

Hi Nigel,It looks like you're having trouble with logging in to Facebook. Just click the button below and we'll log you in. Get Back on Facebook If you weren't trying to log in, let us know.

Thanks,
The Facebook Team

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This message was sent to xxx@xxx.com at your request.
Facebook, Inc., Attention: Community Support, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025