WARNING TO ALL (facebook)

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  • cinders59
    cinders59 Posts: 7,620 Forumite
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    I have put Mse as my middle name and also on the info if friends click on my profile I have my maiden name incase old school friends start searching, plus my surname isn't that common so hopefully there are not too many with my name out there
    Thanks to all who post comps :)
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  • cinders59
    cinders59 Posts: 7,620 Forumite
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    Also, I post a lot of winners on the Facebook thread on this page, I am doing it to help people to claim their winnings, it makes you stop and think about it. But I doubt anyone on this forum would do anything, unless someone lurking, would look just to try and claim a prize. I know if it wasn't for some people tagging my name on FB I would have missed some winning prizes in the past
    Thanks to all who post comps :)
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  • Zandoodle
    Zandoodle Posts: 123 Forumite
    Hi, what do people use to search for wins please.

    Im on The Winners Circle on facebook and use social searcher but for some reason nothing appeared for my latest win which was announced on their facebook page on 2nd feb. I hadn't had an email and only spotted it by entering this months comp and seeing Karen from Sheffield was last months winner. Only by digging on their facebook page did I find out it was me.

    Is there anything else I could be doing?
  • Enigmatic_Me
    Enigmatic_Me Posts: 1,619 Forumite
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    cinders59 wrote: »
    I have put Mse as my middle name and also on the info if friends click on my profile I have my maiden name incase old school friends start searching, plus my surname isn't that common so hopefully there are not too many with my name out there

    You just need to watch having Mse as your middle name as this is another thing FB are clamping down on, people not using real names. Apparently some people have had their accounts deactivated as if they are unable to produce ID in the same name as their FB name then FB have been deactivating their accounts!
    The best things in life are free.....
  • dontknow1
    dontknow1 Posts: 1,166 Forumite
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    google is the other way, sadly none are 100 per cent..i really on friends or popping back after a comp has ended to have a look.. if companies did it by app like they should do at least you'd get an email.

    and yep i'd avoid mse in your name or fb accounts in your mse name as they are shutting accounts down like mad...
    Thank you to all the posters and the forum guides for all your hard work it is appreciated ...

    Jan starting off as the year will pan out ...nothing lol
  • I have just used your search link for winners of competitions on Facebook and found two that I had won and missed!:(
    No way...bet you're gutted! Hope the wins wasn't anything magor.


    Thanks for the informative post...I ALWAYS assumed the comp providers would contact me!! You would think that the competition winners would email your Facebook (the one that you won on)
  • dontknow1
    dontknow1 Posts: 1,166 Forumite
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    bassjunkie wrote: »

    Thanks for the informative post...I ALWAYS assumed the comp providers would contact me!! You would think that the competition winners would email your Facebook (the one that you won on)

    only if they have your email..or you have set your messages so anyone can message you..
    most comps are done on walls so they usually don't have that option

    they could tag you in their posts but again these are easily overlooked.

    the norm seems to be...so and so won please email us..

    and your welcome just would love people to get the prizes they won rather than someone pretending to be them
    Thank you to all the posters and the forum guides for all your hard work it is appreciated ...

    Jan starting off as the year will pan out ...nothing lol
  • Helpmesave
    Helpmesave Posts: 1,545 Forumite
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    I do wonder about people not using their real name, if they won a cash prize in the form of a cheque like the Anchor or Walkers ones, would they be able to bank it?
  • Oh wow. Can't believe people stoop so low!

    Just looked to see if I've got any unclaimed but no such luck lol. Infact, I can't find the ones I HAVE actually won :/
    :beer: Thank you to everyone! :beer:

    :eek: Officially addicted to Comping :eek:
  • I found one unclaimed but it was recently so hope they haven't redrawn
    proud gran to 4 lovely boys and one little girl
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