Facebook message Legit?

Hi Elizabeth –

I am Jean from Iowa and a Navy Mom also that has contacted you before. You have helped me so much and though I rarely use Facebook I did make some comments on our Grandaughters Exeter, NH Graduation Ceremony photo’s last night.

Now I have received this message and I wondered if I should follow through with their instructions to change things on my account or is this just a gimmick that might get me into trouble?

Dear Jean,

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.


Dear Jean,

I’m pretty sure this is a legitimate message from Facebook.

Did you travel to NH to see your Granddaughter graduate? If so, Facebook has just detected that you logged in from a location that is not your usual location.

If you are not sure about the message, go to your Facebook page (don’t click on the link in the email to get there) and change the password.



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