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Friend Request Has Been Blocked For 14 Days
Posted by Bigred271 on 05/06/2011
Because I sent out some friend requests on Facebook I was blocked for 14 days they said sending requests to strangers is considered spam well how are you supposed to meet new people and make new friends if you cannot send the a friend request. Some of the friend requests I sent out was people I know and some was familly something needs to be done about this I never had this problem with Myspace or bebo or twitter or h-5.

If Facebook does not correct this problem soon then I'm going to sue them.

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Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
Sue them for what?
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
"well how are you supposed to meet new people and make new friends"

Go play outside.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
What UNS said.

A sad tale to say the least.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
Sue them because they are enforcing their TOS? Good luck with that.
How did you make friends before Facebook, My Space, et al?
Posted by Skye on 2011-05-06:
I'm not sure what you will sue them for, since it's a free site, that you use with your own free will, but good luck with your lawsuit.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
The reason they have that rule is to protect it's members. A lot of people don't like getting lots of random requests, like MySpace allowed.
Posted by clutzycook on 2011-05-06:
If a person gets a friend request from someone they don't know (or don't like for whatever reason), they have the option to tell FB that they don't know that person. I would guess that if enough "stranger danger" tags were linked to a person in a relatively short period of time, they would be concerned that the person in question is a spammer and would want to block that person until the matter was cleared up. It doesn't matter if some of those people were people that you know. If enough strangers say that they don't know you, of course you're going to get blocked.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
When someone gets a friend request, they can report/block that person. Clutzy hit the nail on the head I believe
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
When You send to many friend requests that is like spamming. You should only send friend requests to those you know or those who would be ok with it not strangers.
Posted by Ytropious on 2011-05-06:
Is the problem really the excessive friend requests, or that these requests are being denied frequently? I think the latter is why Facebook blocks requesting temporarily.
Posted by momsey on 2011-05-06:
Facebook isn't supposed to be for making new friends.

And I have to ask the same question as others - what will you sue them for? It's a free service!
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-05-06:
I'll be your friend, BigRed.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
Basher, don't you want REAL friends? Ones that exist off of the computer
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
good review. I was just curious .. Do you play any of the zynga games like farmville/cityville/front... and so on? Because most of these require neighbor interaction and I know zynga encourages adding more and more people. Anyways there is nothing with meeting new people anywhere, they have start somewhere.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-05-06:
I have plenty of those Shorty.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
Prove it!
Posted by ChuhBaca on 2011-05-06:
I'm just going to have to reiterate what has already been said. You can't sue Facebook for enforcing rules meant to help protect people's privacy.
Second, Facebook is not really intended to meet new people. Facebook is intended to keep up friends and family.
I wouldn't accept a stranger's request because it's creepy and stalkerish. Also, it would be annoying to see someone's Facebook updates bury the updates of the people about whom I actually care.
I'm not saying that it's not appropriate to meet new people using online methods, I'm just saying it's inapproprate for Facebook. Unfortunately, the only suggestion I can offer is AOL chat rooms, but I honestly don't know if aol even exists anymore.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-05-06:
Prove it? What do you want me to do, post all of their phone numbers so you can call and ask?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2011-05-06:
I've had a lot of friend request on my DB FB account, which I never use to post anything on...and I just decline them all because I don't know who they are...if they are M3C members, I wouldn't know without their NIC.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-05-06:
Yeah, this a great review. And by all means, let us know how that lawsuit pans out.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-06:
Don't break your shin on a stool that is not in your way.
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-05-07:
What the others have said.... AND....

"I"m going to sue" doesn't mean you'll win... or that a lawyer will even take your case.

More importantly NO COURT will uphold your case. If they did then they would be saying that you have the right to harass and spam strangers for attention.

And no court would ever do that. They would, instead, uphold the rights of EVERYONE ELSE to be protected from spammers

"I never had this problem with Myspace or bebo or twitter or h-5."
They have different TOS agreements. Perhaps you should reread yours.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-05-07:
Goodluck with the lawsuit. Go for about 10million, that's pocket change for Marky boy.
Posted by DBoiScoob on 2012-01-21:
My friend requests were blocked for 14 days again I'm so annoyed that i'm thinking about suing facebook also
Posted by DBoiScoob on 2012-01-24:
But They Let Me make friends again
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Not Getting What I Paid For Several Complaints Made
Posted by Lmp033 on 03/13/2012
I bought a charm of magic using my credit card, it says I have it yet it does not work. That was a month ago, no one has responded to my 20 plus emails to Facebook support the app complaint center or anyone else, this is a ripoff@
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Posted by BigAl on 2012-03-13:
I must be old and out of touch because I have no idea what this OP is referring to. I suppose it is some kind of add-on to facebook?
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-03-13:
I LOVE playing Bubble Witch saga...BUT, my complaint is, at the end of the game when you still have bubbles left, you get points for them. BUT, the cauldron shows one number but that's not the same amount of bubbles that come out for your points. Here's an example, I've been wrtiting them down but never found how to contact them about it.
Remember, this is at the end of the game, and are the bubbles left over. For example if the couldron shows 12 bubble left, only 7 are released, or it shows 7 left and only 3 are released, this happens every time. I once noticed I had 21 bubbles left and only about half of them were released and we get more scores on those bubbles and they cheat us out of them.
Posted by joyr on 2013-08-04:
level 191 is not a fair level, you always get 4 or 5 balls the same color in a row, you only get 30 balls and lose them to those balls that cause the good ones to go out of the cauldron.
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My Geneva Watch Was Supposed To Be A Gift I Won Playing A Game Associated With Facebook
Posted by Sassy51 on 02/05/2010
Don't get ripped off like I did I got taken for 95.00 For a gift I won while playing games on face book I won a Geneva watch and they needed info to charge me shipping and handling agreed to that sorta on January 23, 2010 now February 5th I see they took additional money from my account in the amount of 88.99 For the total amount of 95.00 Tried to contact co. No one works there imagine that.

My name is Cathy Hodges I only agreed because it said I won it I surly wouldn't have bout a 95.00 Watch especially after I received it and saw how cheap and ugly it was.

Thank you
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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-05:
omg....people actually do give info to those ads.

Firstly, I'd remove your name from your review as you probably don't want anyone who knows you to know what you've done. One should never give their full name on an internet message board.

Secondly, never, ever, ever click on those ads or games again. They are a scam as you have found out.

Call your credit card company and tell them what happened and dispute the charges. After that, use rules 1 and 2 daily.
Posted by momsey on 2010-02-05:
Sorry, but if you thought you really won something, why would you think you should pay for shipping & handling? If you win the lottery, do they ask you to pay for the stamp to mail the check???

Don't EVER give your credit card info to a company you don't know or to someone asking you for it (when you didn't agree to buy something.)

Do what the Judge says and dispute the charges. Not only that, but tell them that your card is now compromised and you want a new card with a new number! Obviously scammers have a hold of your credit card number, so they can do anything they want with it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-05:
Anything you get from some website that's telling "you've won" something... it's generally a scam. Just note that for the future anytime is saying you've won something... click here.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-05:
No offense intended, but you thought you won a prize on facebook, and then you put your name out here on this website for everyone to see? Surely people are not that naive, are they? Cancel your credit card immediately!

Please read a few books or articles on internet safety (or use common sense) before you post any further information about yourself or give your credit card information to anyone on any website.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-05:
Well like they say you can't win if you don't play. I kid because I care. See if you can file a charge-back with your credit card company since this obviously fraud. Also, file a complaint with your state's AG.

You are doing a good thing by warning other people of this scam. Good luck!
Posted by goduke on 2010-02-05:
Wow. What a clever scam. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever give your credit card info to someone you don't know.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-05:
What kind of ad was it? One of those "catch the monkey and win" ads were a little picture of a money is going back and fourth across the small 4 inch banner? you acutally think you WIN by clicking it? lol if you were ignorant enough to actually think you were getting a free watch, Im sorry to say but you deserved it. Im sure somewhere around where you imputed your credit card information, it told you how much you were getting charged. Just take it as a lesson learned and enjoy your watch. Maybe you can sell it on Ebay and get your money back.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-02-05:
ALSO, You can wear the watch, and when someone asks you where you got it you can use this complaint as a great conversation stater.
Posted by Critical_level2 on 2010-02-05:
Does this mean I can win a new Cadillac from playing Mafia Wars on Facebook?

Maybe on Fantasy Island.
Posted by drugdoc121 on 2010-03-17:
I am sorry you got scammed, but this review is painful to read. Could someone please throw some punctuation in there...the pain... :(
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Deleted posts containing just the name of networking competitor!
Posted by Jdgreenewithane on 04/26/2013
OMAHA, NEBRASKA -- Recently, there has been a lot of posting about a seriously shameful situation in Bulgaria regarding their routine torture and killings of stray animals. The posts have centered around a courageous German Shepherd dog, Borko, that was beaten repeatedly and paralyzed, and the threats to the kind Doctor that has "adopted" Borko and other strays.

Anyway, a recent update asked for continued donations and sharing of the story. So, I posted that I put it on Pinterest to reach more people about the rescue effort, and the post disappeared. Since I was also watching t. v., I assumed that I had forgotten to save the post. I reposted the info, and it immediately disappeared again, while I was watching! This made me angry, so I posted and asked Facebook if they were so insecure that they couldn't even handle the MENTION of another social networking site. And, of course, that disappeared!

After a few more jabs at FB, I gave up and moved on... But, it still burns my, er, makes me angry to think that 1) they are monitoring all our posts, so there is no privacy, and 2) they can delete anything they want. Oh, now that I think of it, 3) they have previously refused to delete offensive posts which had graphic sexual content and cursing!

Can anything be done about their abusing the rights of their customers?

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Posted by Obsfucation on 2013-04-26:
What are the rights you are referring to? Facebook is not a service provider that you are paying. It's their ball, and their game, leaving you and me with one right...the right not to use them. When you created your Facebook account you clicked that little button that says that you agree to their terms and conditions. This is why they had you do that.
Posted by FoDaddy19 on 2013-04-26:
Your rights when it comes to Facebook are whatever Facebook lets you do. It's their website and their rules.

Look at this way. Do you think you be be allowed to walk into a Ford dealership and start advertising Chevys? Probably not. The same principle applies here
Posted by clutzycook on 2013-04-26:
We (my FB friends and I) talk about Pinterest in our statuses all the time. I wonder why they took umbrage with yours.
Posted by Bee on 2013-04-27:
How do you know it was Facebook that deleted the posts? IF you were posting them on someone else's timeline or on someone's photo then THEY could be the ones deleting it.
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Facebook Will Not Let Me Share Animals in Need.
Posted by Bsandberg80 on 02/02/2013
Facebook allows people to use vile language on their site but will not let me share pictures of animals and I am trying to save their lives. How dare they.

That is against my civil rights and they warned me to stop sharing.
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Posted by trmn8r on 2013-02-02:
I don't see how your civil rights are being infringed upon. It's their site, and you use it at their pleasure, the same as this one.
Posted by Alain on 2013-02-02:
As Trmn8r said, their site-their rules. You may want to consider starting your own website if you'd like to share your animal rescue efforts.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2013-02-02:
If they are very graphic photos of abused animals, someone may have reported it. I've seen other FB members post pics of abused animals and children, so I didn't think it was against any FB rules. If they are photos I don't want to see, I just delete them from my page, but I've never reported them because they ARE sending out a message to others.

Also, if they are photos that have a copyright, that may be the reason as well.
Posted by Anonymous on 2013-02-03:
Why not start your own website to help animals in need?
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Requiring Phone Number to Access Facebook Account
Posted by Stan.metz on 10/28/2012
DANVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA -- Facebook will not allow me on to my FB page unless I give them my phone number. They did the same thing to my wife and she gave them her phone number. Now her cell phone in inundated with phone calls from soliciters who said they got her phone number from FACEBOOK! So beware everyone. If Facebook demands your phone number in order to access your account, don't give it to them or else your phone will be jammed with idiots trying to sell you something.
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Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-10-28:
I never provide my phone number for companies like that...I give them a fake number or I just reverse two numbers off my real phone number. There is no reason for them to have my number....I don't even give credit card companies my phone number because I pay my bills and as long as I pay them, there is no reason for them to call me.
Posted by BigAl on 2012-10-28:
I use facebook and have not had this problem.
Posted by DebtorBasher on 2012-10-28:
I haven't either, Big Al...but that doesn't mean much because I have several FB accounts and they all seem to be different...different formats, different features...One has that stupid date line thing and the others have the old formats...I didn't change anything on any of them, it's just the way they are.
Posted by Vinnie11 on 2012-10-29:
I have a free Google Voice number that I give to people that I feel may be a pain in the tail. It's perfect and it doesn't ring. My real phone number leaked out to the political people and they call me all day long so I feel your pain.
Posted by onlooker on 2012-10-29:
There have been times when checking in from 'new' locations for my 'safety' websites ask for telephone numbers...some are confirmed against your earlier supplied numbers, some are used to send a new code to allow you to sign in again. yeah right, pain in the neck - provide a fake number or a temp number works unless you are waiting for a new access sms...too bad one can not opt out of that 'security' aka marketing BS
Posted by spiderman2 on 2012-10-29:
;They are requiring a phone number for each account to try to avoid dummy accounts. I think the problem stems not so much from not providing FaceBook with your number but if you make it visible on your account (in your contact information) and it isn't private then anyone and everyone can get your number. I think that is what they mean when they say they got it from FaceBook.
Posted by ChuhBaca on 2012-10-29:
I'm pretty sure I have seen what you are talking about. There is a way to bypass that screen and continue on to your page, but you have to really look for it. They don't make it obvious.
Posted by FoDaddy19 on 2012-10-29:
Facebook has never asked me for a phone number either.
Posted by Salman Sheikh on 2013-02-25:
Hi Team,

Someone is using my Pix as DP and I want to remove my pix from there by all means, Plz help me to get out of this. Kindly contact me so that I will tell you said acoount, Kindly contact me ASAP

Salman Sheikh
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Posted by Bsindone on 07/15/2012
I did not open an account with Facebook, someone else did without my permission. I want this account closed!-------Sam Sindone
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Posted by Nohandle on 2012-07-15:
The same thing happened to me a few years back Sam. I have never had a Facebook account period. I was receiving emails from a number of people on my regular email account. I recognized several of the names so was able to determine it was one individual these were intended for. I contacted her by email and long story short it was realized by the individual my email address was substituted for hers on her account. They got it straight (husband and wife) in short order. I never went through Facebook. The couple got it corrected thank goodness.

Perhaps, in your case, someone who is a Facebook Member can suggest what you do. It is aggravating.
Posted by DELL Hell on 2012-07-15:
http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=174210519303259 and in_context

If someone created an account pretending to be you:

1.Go to the profile (timeline)

2.Click the (star) and then select Report/Block

3.Check the box next to Report this profile (timeline)

4.Click This person is pretending to be someone

5.Select Me from the drop-down menu

6.Click Continue

7.Add a description for why you're reporting the profile (timeline)

8.Check the box next to I confirm that this report is correct

9.Click Continue to submit your report

If someone created a Facebook profile (timeline) pretending to be you and you don’t have a Facebook account, please file a report here.

Posted by frak on 2012-07-15:
This is very interesting. Can you access the FB account? If not, I'll bet you can get the password reset so that you can, assuming it was setup with an email account you can access. (Use the good ol "Forgot your password?" link.)

Here's a link to an article I found about how to deactivate/delete a FB account. Maybe it will help you:


(I found the link on FB itself.)
Posted by sammy on 2012-08-21:

Hi all!

3 weeks ago my friend found a fake Facebook profile that passes through her. She denounced correctly selecting the option: "This account is passed through me." Then from your contacts and I helped to denounce the bill stating that "the bill is being passed by an acquaintance."

I was reading in the help section on Facebook, that if a person made ​​a fake account and does not use Facebook account, you can report it by sending a copy of your ID.

In this case if Facebook does nothing to remove the fake profile, can use this option if you use Facebook account?
Is the risk that Facebook will delete your personal account?

sorry for my English.
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Facebook Does Not Give You Your Free Credits And Gifts When My Team Sends Them To Me.
Posted by Debams5421 on 12/10/2011
We enjoy playing BINGO BLITZ on Facebook but they do not hold up their part of the games. Many other people have complaints but don't, like me, know how to handle the problems.

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Posted by Alain on 2011-12-12:
Doesn't Facebook have an e-mail address where you can tell them about problems? I'm not familiar with them, but most of these sites usually have someplace to report problems.
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Capturing my address book and sending unauthorized mail to all on the list
Posted by Dlighter993 on 08/01/2011
Facebook is vehicle to have friends communicate with friends. Facebook has invaded my internet addresses of my friends and has distributed to the world. That is a ridiculous.
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Posted by ChuhBaca on 2011-08-01:
That is a hacker or a virus or something. Make sure your anti-virus is updated, run it, and change your passwords. Facebook doesn't do that, hackers do.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-08-01:
^^^^What ChuhBaca said^^^^
Posted by MRM on 2011-08-01:
ChuBaca, you're absolutely correct that the user's computer has been infected with spywares/viruses. But I would not heavily rely on anti-virus programs to get rid of viruses. Instead, I recommend that you format harddrive and re-install Windows.
Posted by Old Timer on 2011-08-01:
Good rule of thumb, if you see the hard drive light pegged solid and you have not touched your PC in awhile it could very well be sending out 1,000's of spam emails as part of a larger BOT network.

The virus will lie dormant until called upon to do it's eveil work. The best quick fix is to just unplug the PC. Then dig into the cause and cure.
Posted by Vinnie11 on 2011-08-01:
Did you set up Fbook on your cell phone? If you did, chances are you opted to sync your address book. It's a no-no for too many reasons to list but they do so with your permission. They then take your whole address book and attempt to match them with folks who are already on Fbook. When they first started doing it, they didn't even warn you but I think they now have an option where you can choose to link the two or not. Log into Facebook and click on the Friends option right at the top next to their logo. Click on SEE ALL FRIENDS. Look to the left and click on the link that says CONTACTS and see how many "Phonebook Contacts" you have listed. I have none because I did not agree to the sync. If you have contacts there, you most likely did. There is information to the right of the page that will assist you in removing the contacts but I do not know how successful you will be. Hope this helps.
Posted by BEJ on 2011-08-01:
I got one of those messages from one of my friends stating she was stranded in London and would I send her money. I called her--nope not in London--total fake message.
Posted by Old Timer on 2011-08-01:
BEJ, I just got one of those last week myself. Two issues, one I already was aware it was a scam. And two, the idiot had the names all wrong and screwed up.

I sent them back an email and said if you're that close to a Wsetern Union office ask them for a job. I figure you know how they work very well.
Posted by madconsumer on 2011-08-01:
this has happened to me as well. make sure to change your passwords, and go into your email profile, and verify if your email has been forwarded. i had to 'un-select' the forward option.

also report this to facebook via their comment section.

hackers have no life.
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-08-03:
make sure your friends also have antivirus... it's possible they passed you something
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Someone on Facebook violated my rights
Posted by Nordjhn2 on 06/28/2011
Someone on Facebook went on my Facebook page without my consent, the person change my password on June 26, 2011 at 1.03pm. This person is causing a lot of problems because she reads the message in the chat box and is cursing my friends on Facebook and she is making a public scene on Facebook. I need something to be done about it, she has invaded my privacy.

Right now am trying to get a new password with the help of my auntie and its not going through and am upset about it. I even call the cops and they say they can't do anything about it. What can you do about this situation? The person who violated my rights name is [snip]. I have to give name because I need to go on Facebook that is part of my daily life, I can't even get into my email address and that where I get most of my contact. How can someone be so evil.
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Posted by Kurizumaru on 2011-06-28:
Contact Facebook and explain this to them. They'll probably have you answer a few questions to verify that you are who you say you are. Also, when you choose your next password, make sure it contains both upper and lowercase letters, numbers AND symbols. That will make your password more difficult to guess. Also, check your computer for a key logger as that may be how they got it in the first place.

Good Luck getting your Facebook account back!
Posted by MRM on 2011-06-28:
Nord, your computer is infected with spywares/viruses. When spywares are installed on your computer, it captures your keystrokes as you type in your personal information. I would suggest that you restore your computer to its factory setting using the restore disc or partition.

Yours Truly,
The Computer King
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-28:
Maybe you have a FB stalker. I had that problem before, where someone got into my account and changed stuff. The above comments are very helpful...I would suggest looking into their advice.

As for the cops helping...they aren't going to care. Heck, someone just bought 1800 dollar plane tickets to Nigeria using my paren't AMEX card, and the cops won't even do anything about that.
Posted by PepperElf on 2011-06-28:
Wait you know who stole your account?

It sounds like you perhaps gave them your password, or they knew enough about you to guess your security questions.

Your best bet, if you know who the person is, is to file a lawsuit. Assuming a lawyer will take the case.
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2011-06-28:
Why did you give this "other person" your password to begin with? Sharing a password is NEVER a good idea.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-28:
A very similar thing happened recently to a young family member of mine. Immediate damage control was employed. The hijacker was contacted personally and persuasively convinced to delete and desist immediately.
Posted by trmn8r on 2011-06-28:
If you gave someone your password, and they used it to enter and modify your account, you must now realize that is a bad idea.
Posted by MRM on 2011-06-28:
Where does it say in the complaint that the OP gave their password? The hacker had gotten OP's password by installing a keylogging program, which records every keystroke you type. Then the hacker uses the captured password to sign in. With the keylogging program, they can also capture your credit card number, social security, and other personal information. That is identity theft.
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2011-06-28:
MRM, because she KNOWS the person who did it. It's unlikely she knows a hacker.
Posted by Sophia Marie on 2011-06-28:
If you know the person who is violating your rights because they figured out your password one way or another then this is not a matter for the police. This does not sound like a sophisticated hacker with key stroke software - - it appears to be a personal issue that is now playing itself out on the Internet.
Posted by Anonymous on 2011-06-28:
Great review, very helpful, I'd be upset too if someone phished my account. I hope you reported this to the proper authorities.
Posted by GenuineNerd on 2011-06-28:
Sometimes, if you click on something from a Facebook post that you shouldn't have clicked on (such as "someone is stalking your Facebook page" or the various "surveys" that require you to send the same message to your "friends" in order to "unlock the answers", usually via "buying coins"), your Facebook credentials and password would get compromised. I would suggest first, run a full scan using your antivirus software (this may take a few hours compared to a "quick" scan), then download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (a free download; I believe Cnet or PC World magazine has the link) and run a full scan. Then go to Facebook and change your privacy settings, preferably so your page is protected by SSL (secure shell) encryption. This method will also ask you to name the computer you use to access your Facebook page. Also, change your password, and set your privacy to "friends only". If a spammer or scammer does access your Facebook page, he would have to list the name of his computer. If so, then you would have to go to Facebook and change your password again. SSL encryption and restricted privacy settings keeps the Facebook scammers and spammers out.
Posted by Starlord on 2011-06-30:
If someone has obtained access to your facebook account, this does not rise to the level of a constitutional case. The Bill of Rights was never intended to cover a situation such as this. The amendments are there to protect the people from the actions of government gone wild, not that someone you apparently gave your password to (there was nothing the OP stated that said the interloper had a keystroke program, that was advanced by another person.) Every website I have ever seen, pretty much, has a FAQ section, failing that, they usually have a Contact us button. They are the only people who can help you, not the police, the FBI, Better Business Bureau or anyone else. Only FaceBook can fix this problem.
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