You wake up, grab your phone, tap on the Facebook icon
only to be greeted with the message, “Your Account has been disabled”…
Would you freak out?
I know I would!
Even though I have many more I can share, check out some of my favorites:.
8 ways you can get banned from Facebook.
1. Having The Same Name As a Celebrity
You can get banned from Facebook for sharing the same name as a famous person.
Isn't that crazy?
It's against the social networking site's policy to impersonate a celebrity, and unfortunately, people with the same name as well-known actors, singers, and other public figures have been accused of doing this.
Check this out:
A lawyer from Indiana shares the same name as Mark Zuckerberg. Many people thought he was the famous “Zuck” and he received around 500 friend requests a day.
Facebook shut down the account because of ‘identity fraud.' Once they realized their mistake, they gave the lawyer access to his account again.
Do you know anybody that has a famous name?
2. JOINING TOO MANY GROUPS AT ONE TIME
Facebook is always on the lookout for spam and troll accounts. If you have a high level of activity of activity on the site, you could get banned.
Be careful requesting to join too many groups at one time.
As a work from home business owner, I would recommend requesting no more than 10 groups a day…. and space out the times of the day as well.
3. POSTING TOO MUCH
You can get banned from Facebook if you post too many statuses, comment on too many things, or share too many promotional links.
But don’t worry; Facebook is saving a lot of your relationships by shutting down your account because no one wants to hear what’s on your mind every half hour…. LOL
Seriously though, be careful going to a Facebook Page and commenting on everyone's comments… that also raises a red flag.
4. QUESTIONABLE PICTURES OF YOUR KIDS
A lot of parents think the photos they post of their kids on Facebook are funny or adorable.
However, if Facebook perceives them differently, they could suspend your account.
One mom posted a photo of her five-year-old pretending to nurse her younger sibling; Facebook didn't think it was so innocent, and less than 24 hours later, the photo was taken down, KOMONews reports.
To top it off, she was also banned from Facebook for seven days.
5. LYING ABOUT YOUR AGE
You are only allowed to set up a Facebook profile if you are over the age of 13. In 2011, Facebook reported that they shut down about 20,000 accounts of underage users every day. We bet you didn't know about this secret inbox on Facebook.
6. SPAMMING YOUR FRIENDS
You might get a few laughs from spamming your friends’ accounts, but Facebook doesn’t think it’s so funny.
Alleged spammer Adam Guerbuez, from Canada, sent over four million spam messages to Facebook users in 2008.
The social media giant then sued Guerbuez and his company, Atlantis Blue Capital, and won!
Guerbuez and Atlantis Blue Capital were fined $873 million as a result.
He also got banned from Facebook and had to file for bankruptcy.
That, my friend, is what you would call a #SPAMTURD.
7. SENDING TOO MANY FRIEND REQUESTS
You might be the most popular person in the world, but Facebook won't believe you.
Sending too many friend requests is seen as spam.
When you first create your Facebook account it’s easy to get carried away and send out friend requests to everyone you know, but you might want to space it out a little or you could get blocked from sending future requests.
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8. POKING TOO MANY PEOPLE
Remember poking your crush on Facebook to get their attention? No? Oh….
Well, you may want to cool it with the pokes because rumor has it sending too many can get you banned, or at least get temporarily blocked from poking anyone else.
I know my husband HATES to be poked… especially when he's driving.
So There You Have It
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