Sunday, January 27, 2013

Instagram and Facebook Demanding users send in a copy of their 'Government ID'

Dozens of Instagram and Facebook users have been left frustrated and alarmed after both sites locked them out of their accounts this week and demanded copies of Government-approved ID to allow them to regain access.

Online comment threads were inundated with questions from concerned users on Tuesday who thought the approach was a phishing scam, CNET reported.

However, yesterday it was confirmed the request was official and users would need to follow the strict instructions in order to get their accounts reactivated.