17th February 2017 , I worked till late night the previous day and as soon as i woke up in the morning , the first thing what i did was, i logged into my Facebook account and i saw this “For security reasons your account is temporarily locked” ????
At first i was shocked to see this and then i quickly followed their instructions. They asked me to provide any of my ID proofs in which my Photo , Name and Date of Birth is clearly mentioned. So i uploaded a picture of my passport and it showed up like this,
But, the problem is ,I created my Facebook account 45 days back with my website’s name so that i can promote my website easily.Now how will they know if it’s really my account when i don’t have my Original name mentioned anywhere on FB???
Now most of you must be thinking ,
“Come on !!!Your account is just 47 days old , You can create a new one, not a big deal !!!
I know it’s just 47 days old but i worked day and night in these 45 days to build some contacts, groups, blogger friends, sponsored groups.There are several websites connected with my Facebook account, few messages from sponsors waiting for my reply and more important is my PAGE– It has morethan 200 likes and follows from all over the world.
“WHAT ??? only 200 ?? That’s really a very small number. I can get morethan 200 likes just by sharing it in my family & friend circle.”
200 must not be a big thing for you but for me it is an Achievement. Because , I started that page with zero friends and i din’t shared that with my friends and family ever. So everyone who signed up on that page are NEW and Unknowns from all over the world.
It’s been morethan 24 hours and am still waiting for their email. Every single hour matters specially for a New Blogger who is struggling to gain traffic to their website. And 70% of my website traffic is through Facebook .
My stats without Facebook are like this
Usually my stats are between 250-450 per day,now it’s heart breaking to see my stats in two digits 🙁
Later,I convinced myself saying , Facebook is doing this for good and for security reasons . It’s Obvious that no one wants to get into trouble or spammed by Fake accounts.
Later i started googling on some similar issues and found this,
After seeing this I lost all my hope.It’s not just me, there are many people who have been through this and some never got their accounts back. Facebook doesn’t even have a Help center where I can email and convince them that my account is not FAKE .
Now i have these questions running in my mind
Will i ever able to get my account back??Even if i create a new one, How long will it last??
If you were in my shoes, What would you do ??
19 th February , 2017. After 48 hours of Security Verification , I got an email saying “Thanks for confirming your Identity. We have unlocked your account and you should now be able to login.We’re sorry for the inconvenience.”
Phewww !!!! Thank God !!!!!!!