facebook deleted my account – find out why they could do the same to you

What would you do?

Hundreds of business contacts and friends lost overnight. Many of whom you don’t know how to contact through any other means. All those long forgotten high school friends that took years to track down now lost. One of the best ways to keep up with what’s going on in the world taken away.

What would you do?

That’s what happened to me. No warnings, no emails. Just unable to login with the message “Your account has been disabled by an administrator.”

I know you’re thinking “they wouldn’t disable my account, I’ve never done anything even remotely controversial.” That’s what I thought.

I have never posted any racy photos, or used the site in any illegitimate way. In fact I’m not even a very active user. I check out Facebook about once per week or less. I even read through the Terms of Use and couldn’t find anything that I did.

Digging through the website, I could find no way to contact Facebook to fix the situation. The message I got was “Your account was disabled because you broke the terms of use. … For security reasons we can’t tell you what the offending content is”. No email addresses, phone numbers or contact forms are available to debate the ruling.

Actually, I’m probably just like you, and that’s the scary part. If they could do this to me then they could do it to your account too. What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and your Facebook account was disabled? What could you do?

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Update: After about 2 weeks of dealing with facebook support the account has been re-activated.  I guess there are too many Matt Warrens out there… I think someone flagged me as not me.  Are you in the same boat?  contact disabled@facebook.com with your details and they should get back to you… eventually.