Why/How did Facebook spam me?
December 20, 2011 6:33 AM Subscribe
sent an email to my email address from someone who I don't know but lives in my general geographical area requesting my friendship. Problem: this email address is definitely not associated with a FacebookTM
account. However, there are probably cookies from FB on this computer. Also, this potential "friend" appears to run some sort of digital media consultancy (blech). Question: how did Facebook scrape this email address exactly and why did I get this email? Did this guy pay Facebook to send a friend request to an email address they scraped or is it something more automatic?
posted by ennui.bz to Computers & Internet (15 answers total)
(The email involved does appear to actually have come from Facebook)