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Facebook: confirm your name

Discussion in 'FaceBook' started by oatmeal, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. oatmeal

    oatmeal Regular Member

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    Obviously most of us on here have multiple fb accounts. I've had a couple dozen but some of them will eventually come to a "confirm your name" or "verify your id" check. The phone number for verification is very easy to workaround. The problem where I give up at is the second time they want to verify you and that's when they ask for photo ID or other ID. At that point, I just give up on the account and make a new one.

    My question is, when I get one of these "confirm your name" or "verify your ID" reports, is it because someone reported my account? I find it hard to believe it's just a random facebook check. I don't think some dude working at facebook behind his computer sits there for 8 hours a day and sends out reports to all unverified fb accounts one by one until all 2 billion accounts are verified lol.

    My guess is that either something I posted, a comment, a group I made, or anything that bothered or offended someone else out there reported me. Of course, we are never told who reported you let alone that you even got reported at all. I just get these verification stops once in a while and I find that it often occurs right after I've posted some hotly controversial statements or comments or spam. I respond to 10 newsfeeds that pop up on my front page that all talk about the same news, so I just respond to 10 of them with the exact same comment because I don't want to re-type the same thing over and over again. But I think that gets flagged automatically by fb as spam. If I went and changed a few words, it may have dodged the spam detector. Doesn't make sense to me.

    Anyways, just wondering if you anyone knows if these verification checks sprout up because someone reported you recently?