Sunday, March 25, 2012

Me & Facebook...

Hello People!

I have not been around FB for a while and have included correspondence between myself and the FB team should you care to read it. They want me to prove I am a real person. Until I do, I am shut out. What a life.

I hope all is well with you. Here are the FB emails...

Mar 19 (2 days ago)

to me


We need to verify your identity before we can take any action on this account.

If you don't have a government-issued photo ID, please reply to this email and attach copies of at least TWO documents that are from a respected institution (for example: business, school) and combined show your full name, birthday, and picture.

We encourage you to cover any personal information (for example: address, license number) that we don't need to confirm your identity. We also recommend sending your attachments over a secure connection. Find out more here:

Some examples of acceptable documents include:

- School or work ID
- Library card
- Utility bill
- Credit card (with the number covered)
- Birth certificate

If possible, please save this file as a JPEG. Once we receive a clear image of your identification, we will reevaluate the status of your account and permanently delete your attached identification document from our servers.

Please note that we will be unable to process your request unless you send in proper identification.


User Operations

-----Original Message to Facebook-----
From: modabid al-Adel (
To: The Facebook Team
Subject: Re: Report an Issue with Facebook on Mobile - No Mobile Phone

That is too much trouble. Please delete my Facebook account and associated
items. Thank you.

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 9:59 AM, The Facebook Team <> wrote:

> Hi,
> You were asked to confirm your identity because our security systems
> thought you may not be using your real information on this account or that
> you may have multiple accounts. If you already tried to log in at
> and follow the instructions to confirm your identity but
> weren’t able to complete the process, we’ll need to see other proof of your
> identity.
> If you already submitted a copy of your ID, simply reply to this email.
> Once we receive your reply, we can assist you further.
> If you have not uploaded your ID:
> 1. Use a scanner or take a digital photo of a government-issued photo ID
> (ex: driver’s license or passport), which shows your full first and last
> name and date of birth.
> 2. Reply directly to this email and attach the image of your ID to the
> message.
> 3. We will confirm that your ID and account information match. As soon as
> we verify your identity we’ll delete the image of your ID.
> Please note that we cannot process your request unless you submit the
> proper identification. We're sorry for any inconvenience this caused.
> If you have any questions about this process, please visit our Help Center:
> Thanks,
> The Facebook Team
-----End Original Message to Facebook-----
modabid al-Adel
2:57 PM (21 hours ago)

to Facebook
Thank you for the opportunity, however, I am not applying for membership in your social media club. I liked it better when you sought your profit invisibly. The Facebook team has gotten an inflated opinion of itself since the real possibility of going public has presented itself. At best Facebook is entertainment, not a life's necessity. Much of the internet is fantasy and role play, Facebook is no exception. It has come, and it will go. In my opinion, you are taking yourselves much too seriously and are alienating the people who made you popular.

I know I am a real person, and I am interested in: as opposed to what? Facebook has taken phishing to an elevated level. By requesting legal documentation, you become a hazard and a risk. I do not need a knock on my door late in the night or early in the morning for something I may or may not have posted on FB. If I disappear, I want it to be on my own terms.

Perhaps a reality check is in order. Who is your customer and what do they want? Who can provide the product and at what price? You ask too much in exchange for too little.

modabid al-Adel Hassan
modabid al-Adel
7:05 PM (17 hours ago)

to Facebook
Some news regarding Facebook. The only way to win this one is not to play:

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