Warning: NEVER send personal documents to Facebook
Apparently, Facebook is now suspending people's accounts and requesting they scan and send copies of their driver's license, passport, military ID, etc. as verification. Recently, a friend of mine scanned and sent her driver's license to Facebook and thereafter, became a victim of identity theft. This is the second time I've heard of this happening in the sparsely-populated area where I live. I know some of our members derisively refer to Facebook as "Assbook," so I doubt they have Facebook accounts, but to those of you who do: Do NOT send personal information to Facebook. You may think you can't live without a Facebook account, but believe me, you can, and you will be surprised at how much time you will have to do other, more worthwhile things with those hours you've been wasting on Facebook. I deleted my Facebook account four years ago and have never regretted it.
I've checked online and there are those who claim this is a scam, either by someone who hacked Facebook, or by unscrupulous Facebook employees, but whether it's legitimate or not, do NOT be goaded into providing personal information! Giving up your Facebook account will cost you nothing; identity theft could cost you thousands of dollars.
This happened to a friend of mine last year. After she sent her drivers license to Facebook, someone got a duplicate license with their photo and her info and ran up a huge bill at a hotel using a fake credit card and the police came looking for her. She had a very hard time straightening everything out. I had a Facebook account for a few months, but not anymore.
This happens more than you think. I know some folks who've had their identities stolen and, believe me, Facebook isn't worth what they had to go through. It's not just cancelling a credit card and it will be over. They can open other credit cards in your name, charge things in your name and they can get traffic tickets and commit crimes. It takes years to get things straightened out and people usually have to hire a lawyer and their credit is ruined. There's a big market for phony ID's and I've heard that there are sites on what's called the Darknet where all kinds of picture ID's are for sale and people buy one of someone that kind of resembles them of about the same height with the same eye and hair color.
OMG! Last year my sister was locked out of her Facebook account and had to scan and send a picture ID to get it re-opened. Right after Christmas, she got a notice to go to court in Virginia for a car accident that she didn't know anything about. She lives in Georgia and hasn't been to Virginia in years.
People who waste time on Assbook are getting what they deserve. I know people who spend hours on Assbook reading fake news and replying to idiots who barely made it through high school. They need to delete their accounts and spend all that time they're wasting doing something productive -- such as getting an education!
A few days ago, I received a notice from Facebook to scan and send a government picture ID and was considering whether I should do it. I've decided against it. On Facebook, you have to check every "news" article because most of it's fake or misleading and Mark Zuckerberg is a liberal progressive who forces political correctness down the throats of his employees so that they will harass anyone who is conservative and enforce insane "rules."