Thursday, February 9, 2012

Facebook fury!

OK, so Facebook has disabled my account for "security" reasons.
They are now holding my account hostage until I give them my phone number.

I don't want to give them my phone number. We have an unpublished number and they have not earned the right to have my cell phone number. (this number reserved for good friends)

They want to call or text me with a code to use to log back on. (so giving them a fake number is out)

They tell me they need my number to confirm that it's really me logging in, however, I've never given them my number, so how do they know that the number I give them is really mine? How could they possibly know whether or not it's me or just some other strange person pretending to be me, giving them a phone number to access my account.

Facebook is stupid.*

Anyone know of a way I can get around this?

*And when I say that Facebook is stupid, that does not in any way mean that I don't want to regain access to my account.


Kristina P. said...

I would just give it up. Let Zuckerberg have access to everything in your life.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Can you give them a real-life friend's cell phone number just to get the code? I am talking about someone who already has a FB account and has given them their number already. I am sure that couples could do seems like it should work - so just ask a friend!

Karen said...

I can't believe they don't already know your number. they seem to know everything else.

Jessica G. said...

If you can, find one of the rare and elusive public payphones. Give 'em that number!

mCat said...

They totally already know your phone number, house address and bra size. Best to just play the game so that I can see you on FB again

Stacy Q said...

Facebook is of the devil. This just confirms it. I have drawn a line in the sand and Facebook is on the other side of it. I don't facebook but I suspect at some point I'm going to have to change that, as I'm hearing things like one of my nieces says she has a teacher who posts the assignments on facebook. She has to call a friend and ask them to make an extra copy for her. I think Facebook is the first step in the Borg Collective.

But that's just me.

Miz Kizzle said...

Resist the impulse to find a way to get back on Facebook. It is evil. Go read Orwell's 1984 instead; it tells you all you need to know about our fun and friendly government and the kind of things that will happen in the very near future if we don't stand up and take action.
Facebook not only tracks all our interactions, it keeps us occupied with stupid stuff like posting cat pictures so we don't notice that our Constitutional rights are being quietly eroded.

Anonymous said...

Make a google voice #. Free. You can use it like a junk email account. Its pretty awesome.