It has become frequent for Facebook to lock me out of my account when I try to log in from my PC. They ask me to verify my recent login, the exact message is:
Please confirm your identity
Recent activity may have affected your account's security, so we've locked it. We'll walk you through a few steps to confirm your identity and help you access your account. Learn more.
When I choose to do a security check, it used to give options like provide my date of birth, identify the photos of my friends, identify your recent comments etc. but now it only provides me two options; either approve my login on another computer (when I am already logged in) or provide a photo ID (this option only appears when I choose 'Confirm Identity in another way' after I select the other one).
After I verify using another computer, it unlocks my account and forces me to change the password. This has happened to me several times so I have already changed the password around 20 times. The last time this occurred, I wasn't logged in anywhere else, so I had to send a photo ID and Facebook unlocked my account within three hours. After that incident, everything was normal for one day. Now Facebook again locked my account and asks for verification. It seems I have to send a photo ID again as I am not logged in anywhere else (except in Pidgin, no, Pidgin is not the culprit here).
How can I prevent this in the future or, can I get Facebook to verify identity using registered E-mail?
- I only use Firefox to log-in to my account on a PC.
- Browser stores the cookies for the current session only, it removes them when I close the browser (except for some Stack Exchange sites)
- I also use a phone in which I use Opera Mini, I don't usually log out on this.
- I haven't provided my phone number, I believe this has something to do with the frequent lock outs.