Why Is My Facebook Account Locked or Disabled?

Updated on June 9, 2018
Why Was My Facebook Account Locked Or Disabled?
Why Was My Facebook Account Locked Or Disabled?

Why Was My Facebook Account Locked or Disabled?

Millions of people log into Facebook every day. We upload details of our lives to it, share photos, use it to connect with friends, colleagues, loved ones and even run our businesses on it. For many, it has become one of those things that you feel you cannot live without.

Imagine then trying to log in one day and being told your account was disabled. Facebook can actually lock or disable your account at any given moment. Then may restrict you while you are logged in, or may prevent you from logging in at all.

There are a number of reasons as to why they do this and as long as you know why, in most cases, the way to resolve it is relatively simple, albeit frustrating.

You may have tried to access Facebook account one morning, and been confronted with a message that your account had been disabled, or locked for security reasons. This would definitely come as a shock and without any reason given you will feel helpless.

Let’s go through some of the possible reasons as to you’re your Facebook account was locked or disabled.

Common Malware Concerns

Be aware that if you click on something on Facebook that is a hoax or scam, it may cause your account to be locked.

You may have been tricked into clicking on something on Facebook that leads you offsite. Here are three common scams:

  • Facebook Profile Viewer: Claiming you can see who is viewing your profile
  • Promising to Fix: A message convincing you to install something to help you fix a problem that does not even exist.
  • Videos: Random messages that say "View this video! Omg! I can't believe she did this!", Or "is this you? Did you know this picture of you is on this site?".

These are very common problems, and it is one of the ways that hackers and phishers gain access to and steal your account.

Reasons Why Your Facebook Page May Have Been Locked or Disabled

  • Fake Account: If you didn’t use your real name Facebook will eventually find out.
  • Misrepresentation: If you created a page that impersonates a person or entity it will be locked or even closed without warning.
  • Groups Joined: You have joined too many groups. The maximum limit is 200 groups per user.
  • Spam: If you posted too many messages on a wall or in a group in a too short time span, it can be considered spam.
  • Friends: You may have friend-requested too many people. Facebook has instituted a maximum 5000 friends policy, so this reason should be a rarity.
  • Under Age: You are under 18 years old and not part of a High School group.
  • Offensive Content: You wrote offensive content.
  • Frequency: You may have sent “too many” friend requests or made “too many” wall posts (especially with identical content) in a short time frame.
  • Hacked: Somebody may have tried to gain access to your account, so Facebook needs you to verify you are who you say you are.
  • Malware: If it's a potential problem, you will be presented with a pop up upon logging in, prompting you to scan your computer. Even though you may already have an up to date virus program be aware that malware isn't actually a 'virus' so it may not be detected.

Facebook Login Account Disabled Message
Facebook Login Account Disabled Message

Why You Should Read The Terms And Conditions

In many cases, your Facebook account will be locked or disabled because you have violated one of the terms and conditions that you agreed to when you joined up.

Did you actually read them before you simply ticked the "Agree" box? Many people don't because they are long, wordy and full of terms that are hard to understand.

How Can You Reactivate Your Locked Facebook Account

If you're locked out of your account, you may have the option to reset your login info by one of two methods:

  1. Answering Your Security Question: Simply follow the prompts and answer the questions to prove you are who you say you are.
  2. Getting Help From Friends: Select a friend on Facebook who you trust, and provide them with the nominated URL which they need to visit to retrieve a security code. Once you have that code, you need to enter it where prompted.

Regardless of the method you choose, be aware that after you complete one of the security checks, there is a 24 hour waiting period (at minimum) before any changes in your account or page status will be seen. During this time, your account is still visible on Facebook, but you won't be able to access it.

How to Avoid Your Account Being Locked or Disabled

Sometimes your account is locked without warning and as the hands of another unauthorized party however where you do have control there are a few measures that you can take so that you do not have your account locked or disabled again:

  • Take time to build up a network of page fans, likes, and friends. You can always join in Facebook ladders too. But remember to focus on quality, not quantity.
  • Limit friend requests and also the number of posts that you make in a short period.
  • Adhere to the terms and conditions.
  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket: if you are using Facebook for business marketing, include it in your strategy but consider using other social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Twitter, and building a following on them also.

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      Lovely 

      32 hours ago

      My Facebook account is locked I can’t confirm my identity I don’t have that number which I use on Facebook don’t have email address no trusted friends how can I login back to my id plz help to me

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      Ananddharmatti 

      2 days ago

      Sir plz my fecbook account block kardo delet kardo

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      Edward Ososo 

      2 days ago

      My account may have been locked, i cant sign in

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      Camilar Camilar 

      5 days ago

      My account has been locked because of some identity confirmation but after conforming also my id is not opening please unlock my facebook account i've been trying confirming myy identity since last year November

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      pastor Albert waswa 

      5 days ago

      my facebook has been disabled and i dont understand why disabled,I can't lock inn.please Unlock my facebook.my Email is restoration.life@yahoo.com

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      Aahana tamrakar 

      6 days ago

      My account has been locked because of some identity confirmation but after conforming also my id is not opening si r please unlock my facebook account.

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      Jehangir Hussain 

      11 days ago

      I have read the above points

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      Pro bhai 

      13 days ago

      My account is temporary locked please accept my request

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      Maisie campbell 

      2 weeks ago

      I have been locked out of my facebook

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      Tony Kearns 

      3 weeks ago

      I think it is very unfair to lock me out and not say why. I realize you have a difficult problem ensuring community standards but I am very careful in what I post and I can not believe I have done anything to warrant being locked out. It is unfair, and then to say you may not even review my situation is very distressing. I understand there is a covid problem but that makes it especially important that i am able to use facebook to keep in touch with friends. If my account is to be locked I at least deserve to know why, Thank you for your consideration

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      Rahul Yadav 

      3 weeks ago

      Upload completed

      Thanks, Rahul. We'll send an update once we've reviewed your submission.

      We're always looking out for the security of our community, so until then, you won't be able to use Facebook.

      Not Rahul? Log in here

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      Sam 

      3 weeks ago

      My facebook account has been locked (not disabled, which is different), it was never hacked and I haven't broken any of facebook's rules. The verification process to unlock it doesn't work (last page fails of verification fails to load).

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      Carolyn Verwey 

      3 weeks ago

      I think I had a scammer on Thursday now can’t get into my account

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      Peggy Moore 

      3 weeks ago

      I cannot open my Facebook at all today

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      lanstr 

      3 weeks ago

      Plz help , my facebook account is locked how to get it back and open

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      Phumziwe jaycee 

      3 weeks ago

      My account was blocked, I need help getting in. I think I might have posted too much identical posts in a short space of time. Probably this is the reason of my being blocked

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      Ahamed Sujon 

      3 weeks ago

      my personal account was locked please sir this account unlock please

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      Rahul Rahul rajput 

      3 weeks ago

      Please solve my problems account

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      Don akeem aremu 

      3 weeks ago

      my Facebook acct was blocked, I need it back pls, facebook to consider me. And open mosque on my account. Marlianz.

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      Muqadas Tariq 

      3 weeks ago

      My account has been disabled. I don't know why my account has been disabled. Kindly help me, I'll be thankful.

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      Bibash Adhikari 

      4 weeks ago

      Please help me my account is locked please help to fix this account I kindly request you do to this I can't attend my class schedule

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      Mariane 

      4 weeks ago

      My acc got temporary locked can someone help me

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      Fasi haile 

      4 weeks ago

      Plec help disabled account by mistake

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      Sara khan 

      4 weeks ago

      My Facebook account is locked I can’t confirm my identity I don’t have that number which I use on Facebook don’t have email address no trusted friends how can I login back to my id plz help to me

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      Karabo Khohlongwane 

      4 weeks ago

      How can I unlock my Facebook account?

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      Niraj patel 

      5 weeks ago

      my account locked how to solw

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      Mona bint Mohammed 

      5 weeks ago

      I can’t login in to my Facebook account Pls how can i unlock my facebook account

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      Siyabonga Mngadi 

      5 weeks ago

      My account is been lock please help to get it back

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      J'suis Khaled illou 

      5 weeks ago

      Please Facebook has just locked my account, I ignore why. Please help me to unlock my account.

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      Ericka baladad 

      5 weeks ago

      Pls how can i unlock my facebook account,

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      Syed Munawar Shah 

      5 weeks ago

      Please my Facebook Account is blocked by my mistake kindly open my Facebook Account thanka

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      Taufeeq khan 

      6 weeks ago

      Sir my Facebook Account is disabled so please I want my this account unblock

      khan.taufeek1988@gmail.com

      thanks

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      Janine wilenski 

      6 weeks ago

      Why am i locked out of my fb i have been on fb 4 20 years i want my puctures back

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      george 

      6 weeks ago

      i am locked down of my facebook acount an your company don't send me the sms to recover my acount y plz help

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      Bernardita Hilario 

      6 weeks ago

      My fb account hacked plss help me sir

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      Rhiyanne Angela Flores 

      7 weeks ago

      Mah Facebook account locked why do it have to locked it?

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      Rhiyanne Angela Flores 

      7 weeks ago

      Please unlock my account..

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      Anwar Zamani 

      7 weeks ago

      Hello i have locked my Facebook Facebook community code from the phone, but I don't accept my photo, please do not repeat my Facebook thank you for the wrong vagr I've seen and sorry, please feel free to back up my Facebook

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      virginia 

      7 weeks ago

      so has anyone got back into their fb after this crap has happened ive been locked and deleted out

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      Adibah 

      7 weeks ago

      My account have temporarily locked. please help me.

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      Ayush Maurya 

      7 weeks ago

      My fb account haked please help sr. All arjent

      dacument please

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      kafle.abhik@gmail.com 

      7 weeks ago

      I have confirmed my identity but still my facebook account is locked.

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      Jack 

      8 weeks ago

      Sure, Facebooks allows thousands of scams and ponzi schemes to set up groups but locks people out randomly.

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      david 

      8 weeks ago

      i was locked out by facebook they think i am under there age limit. if 63 it under age whats next

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      Paul john boton 

      8 weeks ago

      May account was temporary identity lock

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      Kerry Harris 

      8 weeks ago

      My page is locked up. Can't log out.

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      Bilal Khan 

      8 weeks ago

      Please sar Mera kam band Ho Gaya Facebook account

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      Arun gill 

      2 months ago

      My prsnol facbook account is disebal. Pls sr help mi. My account is riopan pls sr

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      Nantege Patra pato 

      2 months ago

      Why was my Facebook account blocked, when I put in my password they tell me it's wrong and how will it take to unblock my account

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      asfgj 

      2 months ago

      my fb account got logged out for no reason and when I logged in it says wrong password. I have tried different ways already and my email was from the old yahoo mail that I can't access as well.. I contacted Facebook and I clicked the option "My personal account was disabled" but they said it was not a disabled account. So frustrating

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      sadiq musa 

      2 months ago

      please my has been disabled and how can I get it back

      I cant lose that account..

      that account is up to 9 years now please help me

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      Sanjay Kumar 

      2 months ago

      My fb account desebule

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      john coquilla 

      2 months ago

      CAN I BACK MY DISABLED FB ACCOUNT PLEASE HELP ME

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      Ashis 

      2 months ago

      Free fire fb account and password not opening please help me

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      Sara Abraham 

      2 months ago

      Plz let me know why my fb account not working

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      Aadi Mallah 

      2 months ago

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      Zara Chidlow 

      2 months ago

      how long will i not be able to log in for ? also how will i know when i can log back in? i don't have access tot he original email address? this is wht it is saying:

      We limit how often you can post, comment or do other things in a given amount of time to help protect the community from spam. You can try again later. Learn More

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      Shaibu Joshua 

      2 months ago

      Facebook is always showing me incorrect password when i try to login

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      Poornasai 

      2 months ago

      My account is locked

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      steve 

      2 months ago

      been locked out for over s eeek now for know reason my profile pic comes up but keeps saying while trying to retrieve that wrong password but it aint ???????????

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      Searman Mohammad 

      2 months ago

      I need help my facebook account is locked

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      RatheedhKD 

      2 months ago

      my account locked please unlock

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      Ho shoaw tung 

      2 months ago

      Dude i have the same problem..i.mostaken type to 2013 in my dob. And it locked me out

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      alade asiat 

      2 months ago

      My facebook account was locked because i mistakenly type wrong date of birth please help me out

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      Jujuju 

      3 months ago

      I still do it all but i been 1 month waiting why is it so long?

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      Pochollo 

      3 months ago

      I have confirmed my identity but still my facebook account is locked.

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      Isaiah 

      3 months ago

      I need help get in to my Facebook not let me on my Facebook

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      https://www.facebook.com/anisha.putul.77 

      3 months ago

      hack this account

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      Winnie 

      3 months ago

      My Facebook account disabled with no reason nor any warning

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      Seng Nu Mai Rita 

      3 months ago

      My accound locked

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      Obajimi Taiwo 

      3 months ago

      My facebook and my group has disable how can i open it back please

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      S M Shafiqul Islam 

      3 months ago

      How i can recover my old real id.this id phon number has lost. And forget password

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      Akshay Vangujar 

      3 months ago

      my old facebook account was disabled

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      Raja Gopal 

      3 months ago

      My face book account identity other way please

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      Isaac Mwesigwa 

      3 months ago

      i have confirmed my identity but still my face book account is locked

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      3 months ago

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      3 months ago

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      Kyla 

      4 months ago

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      4 months ago

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      4 months ago

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      4 months ago

      Why my account was disabled

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      4 months ago

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      Ihsan Ali Dahani 

      4 months ago

      Why was my account is displayed

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      Heather Rowbottom 

      4 months ago

      Every time i try to log into my Facebook account i am directed to the security check screen. I don’t have the phone number listed to my Facebook account anymore. So I can’t receive sms text option and two of my three trusted contacts don’t use Facebook anymore... so that option doesn’t work for me. The last option is submit photo id which I have done numerous times. What is going on,,, how can i fix this

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      Sudhir dhakarwal 

      4 months ago

      My facebook account was disabled by mistake help

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      Me 

      4 months ago

      Facebook you need to tell people they are locked out And your answers to fix a logged out problem sucks they do not work and theres no explanation to it

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      Lydia 

      5 months ago

      I have been disabled since August, I just wish to have my over 300,000 photos please fb. I have lost loved ones and precious photos are there. Photos please, after i can get the photos i will pay the consequences. I think thats fair.

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      faith noomali 

      5 months ago

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      Stormi Anderson 

      5 months ago

      I need help getting back into my Facebook

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      Kabiru Abdullahi 

      5 months ago

      Hello I need your assistance please my account has been locked plzz help me to unlock thanks i am wait for your response for help

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      markmamic961@gmail.com 

      5 months ago

      Hello 2 Facebook accounts have been locked out should I change my password please help me to unlock it get back into my pages as asap.

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      derannybel broce 

      5 months ago from cebu city

      Hello my account has been locked plzz help me to unlock thanks

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      derannybel broce 

      5 months ago from cebu city

      Hello my account has been locked

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      derannybel broce 

      5 months ago

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      jose Mary 

      5 months ago

      what his my account number

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      Naajia Khan 

      5 months ago

      Hello my account has been locked

      Its for my business i have pages and customers and my information on it

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      Cynthia duru 

      5 months ago

      Please sir my Facebook account is being disabled since one week now please help me reopen it

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      Laura Peddirt 

      5 months ago

      My account was locked 4-5 days ago because of an unknown login (from Indonesia). It asked me to login and change my password, which I did not do since I was pretty sure they were phishing. So how do I get my account back up? I have no means of communication with Facebook that I know of. Can you please tell me how to get access to my account?

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      Bebe rexha 

      5 months ago

      My account was locked. How can I retrieve it? Please help me

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      Abid Armani 

      6 months ago

      Hello dear sir my account is disabled by mistakely please sir reopen my account and why was my real account disabled by your team

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