How Does Facebook Get My Mobile Number?

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11 years 10 months ago #24090 by Toast
I see on my account details that Facebook has listed my mobile number.

I don't give it out to anybody nor do I write it on forms (I live out of range).

I've removed it.

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11 years 10 months ago #341359 by GrantK
Some people have reported that Facebook requests a mobile number when you initially join up, so that it can send a TXT to verify your account. I don't remember this happening when I joined, but it's a while ago, so maybe it did?

In any case, it's very easy to delete from your profile.

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11 years 10 months ago #341448 by max2
Is it harvesting the information from someone else's profile of you in their address/contacts list?

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11 years 10 months ago #341503 by Toast
I think it's as Grant says. I probably provided it to get Facebook up & running - I have vague recollections of that.

No, it won't be harvesting from anybody else's profile - nobody's got my number.

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11 years 10 months ago #342051 by Dream Weaver
I would definately say you at some stage put it in. Mine isnt on my account.

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11 years 10 months ago #342066 by Clods
If you have posted to Facebook with your mobile at any stage, they could have got it that way?

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11 years 10 months ago #342155 by Toast
I've only ever posted on Facebook once & that was on somebody else's page yesterday.

I don't use my mobile for anything other than an alarm clock in the mornings and if I need it on the road in the event of vehicle trouble or delays. I live out of range so, at this point in time, it's more of a hassle than a help to give out my number. I write N/A on all forms and if it's electronic & a compulsory field I enter 021 000 0000 and that takes care of that!

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