hello everyone , i'm coming with a little of hope to find an answer to my questions
i'm worried about my phone's privacy as i noticed weird stuff going on but before i start i'd like to mention that i live in an area where women are opressed and i can't reach for authtorities to help me , even if i tried i can't get any answer , this is a problem that started to bother me and affecting my mental health , and i'm living in a fear , maybe you won't understand my situation or what i'm going through that's why i don't want any stupid comments , if you can't help me then please just ignore my post and if you could help me with i would be very thankfull.
now i'll try to describe some of what happened :
last year , i did use my phone number for 2AF on my facebook , and did enable the login alerts notifications , i don't know exactly when this started but i basically started to get text messages about my fb from random numbers .
at first i really didn't really give it much attention i thought it was a spam + i didn't notice any unusual activity in my account .
months later i noticed it actually has a pattern : everytime i log to my facebook i get instantly a notification saying we noticed unusual login but with my ip adress and my device so i know that it's just me who just logged .
few minutes later i get a text message from a random number that say : unusual login to facebook with https ://fb .me link ( i checked some of the links on virus total and they turned out all clean i know that dosen't say much anyway) ,i opened one of them old links and it redirects me to facebook page like one where you enter your login informations wich i didn't do .
so the text messages i don't receive them from facebook but from random numbers and never from the same number and it's related to the timing of the login alert i receive on facebook .
btw for the auth codes i receive them from facebook and not from random numbers .
this thing happened even when i changed my device .
with that being said i didn't notice any other unusual calls or texts on my phone other than that , i did take the phone number from facebook and the text messages stopped and did perform a factory reset ,i want to know is that a kind of bug ?
cause it dosen't seem like a normal phishing attack , i didn't find anything similar to it on the internet only in one forum : something a bit similar to my case https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/38123/is-there-a-list-of-phone-numbers-facebook-uses-to-send-auth-tokens
thing that happened during the same period is , one day i came home slept because i was tired , when i woke up found a missing call from a friend so i called him back , he say that we talked i was puzzled and didn't believe him.
he sent me a recording of our call that did last like a 30 seconds and it wasn't talking, it was like a weird voice and he also sent me a screenshot from his phone that we did talk but in my phone there's only missing call .
if i assume that i did answer the phone whilst asleep wich is something i never did , but let's assume ,wouldn't it register that we talked on my phone and not as a missing call ?
till now i didn't notice other weird signs and it did happen only once .
i tried taking off my sim card and calling from another phone and it says that it's closed .so my calls aren't redirected to someone else .
i mean all people that call me can reach me with no problem . till now i didn't think of the possibility of something malicious like cloning .
few months pass by and i change my phone but i still keep the same sim card , and i notice that my ex know some informations about me like people i follow on instagram even though it was a new account he dosen't know about and it was a private one, with 2AF enabled by the same phone number as i mentioned i didn't change my sim card .and my account wasn't hacked either .again i didn't give it much importance
untill ,two months later , i logged out of my facebook at night but was doing other stuff on my phone ,i wake up the next morning found that there's a login to my facebook and massenger at 3 am ( i was still connecting on my phone that time ) and it left a seen on a message a friend left me .
i check the login details and it has my own device and my ip adress so it wasn't a hack or something .it's coming from my phone but i'm 100 percent i didn't log to my account .
last thing that happened few days ago is that i left my phone on my bed, went like for 5 minutes, i go back and found that an app icon changed it's place and left a blank space ,and that didn't happen before and my phone was closed .
now i started to have doubts that someone is remotly accessing my phone and playing with me even though it seems crazy but maybe my ex have a reason to do so .
- before you say anything i want you guys to know that i did check my emails .all my accounts and there's no indication for another devices or password reset .
- no one ever had physicall access to my phone and it has a password and fingerprint .
- my phone is an android xiaomi redmi note 8 , and my previous one is samsung galaxy s6
- i did check everything on my phone from apps to files and nothing seems suspicious.
- i use my home wifi and i live with my family , my ex live in another town it's like 700 km away so i don't think he could've hacked my wifi .
- i don't have a history with a mentall ilness ,and i don't take any pills . for those who would think i'm paranoid .
i need explanations for what's happening , is it posssible that someone could remotly access my phone ?
i'm worried that all that time there was someone spying on my phone and actually have all my photos and data even though it seems crazy . is it phone cloning or a spyware or what exactly ?
because why would someone do that ?
but i have a crazy ex makes me think he's capable of doing it
if so how could he possibly do it ?
i don't feel safe and i know my country won't protect me against it , if anyone here experienced the stuff i did mention can give me a logical explanation , i know what i say seems very weird and it's for me but it's real
lastly i'm sorry for my english as it's not my language any help would be appreciated thank's .