Unfortunately I don't know how to reproduce this, but I have been getting incorrect notifications on my stackoverflow account regarding my reputation and access privileges. This has happened three times so far.

Most recently, I received a notification saying that I have gained the "comment everywhere" privilege. However, I do not yet have enough reputation to warrant this.

I've checked my account and reputation history and made sure that I didn't surpass 50 reputation and then get voted down somewhere, or some similar case.

Screenshot here.

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    If someone upvoted and "quickly" undid their vote, this can happen and won't be traced in your rep history.
    – Mat
    Sep 13, 2013 at 22:31


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