Finding out what email address you used to use facebook is not easy. It is even harder if you have deleted your old account or no longer have access to it!
There are several ways to try and figure this out, but none of them work every time. Some may even hurt your credit by exposing more information about you than needed.
This article will go into detail on some strategies to find out who currently has access to your fb account. Then it will talk about how to remove their access so they can’t login anymore. All of these steps can be done legally, and don’t cost anything extra.
Good luck and stay safe!
Disclaimer:All content in this article was provided courtesy of LifeClone.org, a free internet service that helps you recover lost accounts and credit cards. For its services, Lifeclone offers potential users an additional 30 day trial membership with limited data points which help determine if you as a person match the profile of someone who might need access to a new account. The site itself does not offer any direct benefits to those who already have a facebook account and want to prevent others from accessing theirs. We would recommend doing your due diligence to make sure nothing you wanted to hide gets found before diving in.
Check your phone’s history
It is very common to use various apps to access Facebook, but you may have forgotten how you got into that detail.
Most mobile devices keep a record of all activity, which can include opening and closing accounts, as well as browsing and downloading information.
By looking through this list, you will be able to determine whether there are any clues about what email address was used to create an account or not. You also should check to see if there are any other details like passwords in case you already know them,” says Nasrine Lakhani Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer at Experian.
You may find it helpful to do this immediately after creating the account because some apps require you to login with your device using their authentication system.
Look at your emails
It is very common for people to use one email account for all of their personal business. Things like Gmail, Yahoo!, Outlook, or Apple Mail are all fine examples of this. If you find that you can’t access an app or site due to poor authentication, it may be because you forgot to switch accounts when you used those apps before!
By looking through your old messages, you will know if there have been any issues with authentication. For example, if you remember getting an error saying that you received a message from someone that you haven’t messaged in years, then look into why they couldn’t send you a message recently. This could potentially be because something changed about your password or credit card, so make sure everything is working by checking those out!
It is also important to note that some companies have two-factor authentications built into their system. These add another layer of security as well, making it more difficult for anyone to gain access without knowing both your username and password.
Create a log of your browsing
If you are ever able to access my FB account, then there is very little chance that you will be lucky enough to find out what email address I used for it. Even if you do stumble across one of my old accounts, there’s no way to know whether I logged in as myself or not!
It’s like finding a needle in a haystack, but instead of looking under a pile of needles, you have to search through all the spaces in a giant haystack called ‘Facebook.’
So how can you possibly make heads or tails of all this information?
There are two main ways to uncover the secrets of an abandoned social media profile. The first is by doing some research, and the second is to use computer software to try and connect the account with you.
But before we get into those, let us look at some easy steps that you can take now to avoid creating extra work for yourself later.
Tell your friends
If you are ever able to track down what email address I used for facebook, tell your friends!
That is probably one of the hardest things to do, but it’s important to understand that there is no need to be uncomfortable about this.
If you really want to keep up with me or talk to me, we should definitely stay in touch. But if you’re just curious as to whether or not I feel comfortable talking to you, then let me make this clear: I don’t.
I think it’s totally normal to feel conflicted when someone else wants to connect with you, but they also have your contact information. So how can you determine if my phone number is public domain info, or if I’ve asked people to only share it under special circumstances?
It might help to ask yourself some questions before passing judgement. And try to remember that I will read all of these messages, too.
Tell your family
If you are having trouble accessing an account, tell your loved ones what accounts you can’t access and ask if they know anything about it.
It’s also important to remember that even if someone doesn’t have an active account with FB, they might be able to help you determine who does. For example, maybe a friend of yours has left messages or posted things on your behalf (keep in mind that people may not realize they’re doing this).
By asking around, you’ll likely find out whether anyone else knows what happened to the account and how to get back into it.
Give it to the police
If you find that your credit card has been used or fraud is suspected, then give up this information to the authorities. Credit cards have identifying info such as names of owners, billing addresses, and phone numbers associated with them so they can be confirmed.
If there are no suspects at first, then people often times will assume that someone close to you is responsible. Obviously, you’ll want to rule out malicious use but beyond that, you don’t need email confirmation to access your account so you shouldn’t worry too much about it.
But if you really want to know, here are some ways to get it. There are many free tools you can use to search through your old emails to see if there’s anything relevant before handing over payment details to the cops.
Take a break
If you are getting very little response, try breaking up your efforts and taking a break. You can repeat this process until you get a result.
It is important to remember that not every person will respond to your messages immediately or even at all. Some may need time to reply, so don’t take it as a sign that they aren’t interested in you.
Some people just happen to be very busy right now and maybe you made their day by commenting on something they posted recently. There’s no reason to assume anything more than that!
Give yourself some time to recover before trying again. It’s hard to put passion into action, which is what most people feel when they email someone, so give yourself time to re-focus and recharge.
And if you really want to continue talking to this person, do not send them an email asking why they ignored your message. That would simply distract them from whatever they were doing.
Confirm the address
Recent reports claim that several celebrities have had their private photos leaked due to an accident while changing your email password. This happens when someone accesses your old login information, and you use the same password for another site.
If this is you then it’s important to confirm that your current account info is correct. It’s also good practice to create new passwords for any sites that may be vulnerable as well.
You can check if your current e-mail address is still active by visiting our help article: Can You Still Use This Link? If so, great! But if not, there are ways to get in touch with those who know you or at least have spoken about you.