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Got Locked Out of Your Facebook Account? Getting It Back Might Be Impossible

Your Facebook account is likely a really important part of your day to day life. People often rely on Facebook because of it could potentially end up allowing them to stay in touch with friends and the like as well as help them to stay up to date on what is happening in the world. Getting locked out of your Facebook account can be a real nightmare due to these reasons, and this nightmare ends up being compounded by the fact that Facebook often makes it excessively difficult for you to get your account back if you ever find yourself locked out of it.

There are a number of ways in which one can end up getting locked out of their Facebook account. It is possible that this could occur due to you potentially forgetting your password. In other scenarios your account might have been hacked which is something that would result in you feeling a lot of stress due to the possible damage that the hacker can cause to your personal life by assuming your identity, and in these types of situations it is pretty common for a hacker to change your password so that you can never gain access to your account again.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the official process that Facebook has put in place for account recovery and the like has started to become notorious for how unnecessarily complicated it can be in a lot of different types of situations. Facebook will try to justify how difficult this process is by saying that the complexity is necessary in order to make it so that malicious actors and the like don’t get the chance to abuse it in order to illicitly gain access to accounts.

This is actually a valid concern with all things having been considered and taken into account. However, it should also be noted that even users that tried to send pictures of physical identification documents to Facebook found that they were still unable to recover their accounts despite them having followed pretty much every single step that Facebook had laid out for them to follow.

The fact of the matter is that there is no reason for Facebook to be this strict about account recovery, especially when it can take certain security measures in order to ensure that accounts don’t end up getting compromised in the first place. Big tech companies often try to place the blame on the victims of cyber attacks for not having taken the requisite steps in order to ensure good password hygiene as well as a secure account, but at the end of the day they have the power to put security measures in place which their users most definitely need for a wide range of reasons.

Facebook needs to do better with account security instead of trying to keep things secure after a breach has already occurred but the company seems focused more on damage control rather than trying to prevent the damage from somehow occurring in the first place.

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