Find out who blocked you
People for god's sake don't fall for this scam!
No one, (I repeat) NO ONE can know if someone has blocked you or not, all they're trying to do is take your credentials. Hijack your hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail, facebook account and go to town with it!
Stop being too nosy, you will not get anything out of it!
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I guess it's human nature to find WHO blocked you, and who's trying to excommunicate you. But people trust me, it's impossible. (There is a way and it involves having a mutual friend). But there is no programmatic way, or an API that can tell you this.
In this day and age, your "electronic identity" is going to be more and more important. It will not be long until these electronic identities become as used and as valid as your driver's license or even your passport. So be careful NOW. Remember, your Email can be used to reset your online banking account which means, someone with access to it can hurt you, not just socially, but FINANCIALLY and may ruin your credit and gain access to your private information, pictures, or sensitive work documents
To help people a little more on this, here are some guidelines for protecting your identity and your electronic accounts
- Make sure you have a strong password, that is not guessable
- NEVER give your password to people in Email, or during IM chats
- NEVER use your password on sites that you don't fully trust (in my book, NO SITE, so when Facebook asks me for my hotmail password, I tell them to buzz off!)
- Pay attention to the site name (all modern browsers are going to be highlighting the top level domain, so you know for sure that you're landing on the right site)
- Don't use the same password for everything (I know I've been guilty of that myself)
- DO NOT USE YOUR EMAIL PASSWORD TO SIGN UP ON SITES. That's the stupidest thing you can do. Some sites don't even encrypt your passwords, leaving them open to anyone with access to the back end (Possibly the entire company)
- Be smart, don't be fooled by sites that promise you rewards for signing up. Or getting you information about your friends, or who blocked you on messenger
- Be super careful from Instant messages with links. Compromised accounts and machines will use these to fool more people.
- Also, don't assume a computer is safe because your Spouse is using it, don't assume an Email is valid because you get it from a trusted friend.
- Always a good idea to have Anti-virus, Anti-malware and firewall running on your computer at all times
Also always important to have your computer (AND SOFTWARE) up to date with patches, (You can use this amazing little tool to stay up to date on your patches for EVERYTHING on your PC: get Secunia PSI personal
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