Have I Been Traced?

jkkne asked 2 years ago

Not sure if I'm posting in the correct area.

I have been accused of setting a facebook account up and sending an inappropriate message.

The 'accuser' is claiming to have traced my email account from the facebook account and linked it back to my address and my name. They've used some friend who is a security expert apparantly

Is this possible, I didn't believe so (is it even legal to do so?!) My ISP is Sky Broadband if that makes any difference.

1 Answers
Shnerdly Staff answered 2 years ago

If I'm not mistaken, email addresses linked to Facebook accounts are protected from the public. That means that a subpoena would be required to get the email address in the first place. Then the same would probably be required to get information from the email provider unless the email address was publicly known to be yours.

In the end, it's possible but unlikely.

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