Facebook sending SMS messages about unathorized access?

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I am receiving text messages from the number 32665 that say the following:

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"my phone" logged into your Facebook account (Today at 7:00am). If this wasn't authorized, check your email for instructions.
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Of course there are no further details in e-mail.

I have had Facebook on my phone for roughly a month or two, but just started received these text messages in the last couple of days. I changed my password just in case, but am still receiving these messages.

Are they legit? What's going on?
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jessc7 - First off, facebook's website DOES have a mobile settings that you can turn on.  I had to go through some validation/qualification using my phone and a passcode, so it is not something that they will send to you without your request.

That being said, you should look in your facebook settings and see what you've set, and what may have been set for you.  I would look through the web interface and not through your phone app and see if there is anything setup in your account that is causing text messages to go to you.
On your facebook home page, go to
 
Account -> Account Settings -> Mobile.

On the Mobile page you should be able to see what texts you are setup to receive, and how often.

If that doesn't help, the next step is to look at your facebook mobile app.

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So I went to the menu option, and it doesn't appear I have signed up for mobile alerts. No phones are registered, and the only option is to Register for Facbook Text Messages. I will have to look at the phone app.

I would categorize it as spam and block it, except it appears the number 32665 is the legitimate Facebook number?
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It is almost certainly legitimate - you can stop it by disabling SMS messaging but it's meant to be a security feature of Facebook preventing unauthorized access to your account
see http://www.ampercent.com/facebook-login-approvals/9245/

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Thank you for the links. I turned on Login Approvals, and reset the login for my mobile app, so I'll give it a day here and see what happens. I've been consistently receiving the text messages several times a day.

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I changed the password, turned on Login Approvals, and I haven't had any of the same text messages over the last day.

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