Woke up to a strange thing. Miklos had been locked out of his Facebook account for not using his real name. There is a problem with this theory: He has always used his full, real name.
When he asked what was up, he was presented with this:
This apparently has happened to other people using their real name. I’m using a variation of mine, and Facebook and I are tighter than ever. Miklos’s new name, in case you did not click the link, is now “Miki Real Bacso”. Sounds legit. They allowed it. He cannot change it, however, at least for the time being. It doesn’t let him.
Facebook does not deserve to see your ID. If this happens to you, do not hand it over. I highly doubt the government would approve of sending JPGs of your personal information to a social media site in this age of identity theft.
What do you do? Good question. Change your name to something completely different from your real name? Maybe that will sate the Facebook identity police at least long enough until they do a years-long investigation into your name (which is how long this must’ve taken, since Miklos has not changed his name in about as long as we’ve been together and they just locked him out today).
Interestingly enough, his account is synced with Twitter, and in his Facebook update sent from Twitter, it showed his actual (fake, according to Facebook) name:
Great stuff. Hope this gets sorted soon, or else I might have to take the Real Bacso name, instead of just Bacso.
Has this happened to you? How was it resolved?