Is someone impersonating your Facebook account or you notice a fake or scammy Facebook account, the giant social media platform will reportedly lock you out if you report them.
I have the same case with others, I just reported an account that pretends to be someone whom I know personally and facebook locked me out. Isn't that supposed to happen to the account I reported? So is it dangerous to report an imposter now? @facebook
— Joshua Tenio (@wrrjsh) October 13, 2019
@facebook I am still locked out almost 24 hours after reporting a fake account. Others are getting their accounts fixed. What about mine? Fix my account. Username: Matthew Reeves #FacebookLockout
— Matthew Korpman (マト) (@MattReeves17) October 15, 2019
This weird. if you report these accounts, Facebook will lock you out of your account. They will ask for for your ID for verification but even after doing scanning your ID, you won’t be let in back to your account.
This video shows it all
2/ Thousand's of facebook user's facing this sh**ty problem! just tap this hashtag here #FacebookLockout
Just like this clip! pic.twitter.com/IBbCtbszBl
— Sayeed Joy (@thesayeedjoy) October 13, 2019
The lockout affects Facebook Pages and Instagram Ads – so if you’re page manager, you can’t access business accounts.
Facebook logins haven’t been spared too.
2/ The #FacebookLockout affects #facebook, @FBBusiness, @Instagram Ads, and 3rd party Facebook Authentication. All manner of login pages are automatically redirected to single verification page with a photo upload requirement.
— Cory Comer (@corywcomer) October 14, 2019
Definite affect . Loss of profits , disgruntled customers , a knock on effect in terms of looking unprofessional. Affected ad campaigns and so on . #facebooklockout
— Kara (@Karascents) October 13, 2019
Facebook has yet to give this issue a priority as it has been happening since early July.
@facebook when are you going to acknowledge that there are serious issues for thousands of users? You locked me out of my decade old account, and SMS code verification is dead along with Friends photo verification system. Acknowledge then proceed to fix, been already a WEEK, plz!
— policymaker (@The_Policymaker) July 10, 2019
The #FacebookLockout scoreboard:@karascents: 19 days@johnfawkes: 11+ days@dougkillmer: 4 days@itsnatecole: 4 days@erica2point0: ?@somearts93: ?
— Cory Comer (@corywcomer) October 11, 2019
Identity theft is no joke, Facebook.(Read in Dwight’s voice)
— Artem Russakovskii (@ArtemR) September 23, 2019
Some users are reporting that their issue has been fixed
Yes. From the jail of of #Facebooklockout lol
— Joshua Tenio (@wrrjsh) October 15, 2019