View Full Version : Facebook and cell phone
09-01-2010, 02:03 PM
I have an account on facebook, but now when I go to log in with my e-mail address and password they want my cell phone number.
I don't have a cell phone, so I can't access my account... This is what it said, "Confirm your idenity by adding a mobile number to your account."
I've never noticed this before. Are you sure it's facebook asking for your phone number, and not some kind of phishing attack?
09-02-2010, 03:18 PM
Are you logging in on this screen?
Suggestion: If you have a bookmark to a log in screen, reset it to the one above.
09-02-2010, 04:56 PM
I've never had Facebook ask for a Cell phone. Like others, I'm suspicious that you have clicked a phishing URL.
09-03-2010, 12:03 AM
Yup, sounds like a lot of Phish, but no rock and roll.
09-03-2010, 12:08 AM
is this their new policy right now?I just encountered same thing on making google account..
09-03-2010, 02:46 AM
We went to Hawaii last month.
Facebook would not let me log in because of new IP.
They asked for a variety of information ... including cell number. It was tough to get in.
If my memory serves me correctly, they were going to send a text with a code to use. Since I don't text, I did not have access. (Though I did have access via mobile wireless)
A puzzle indeed.
10-30-2010, 11:35 PM
I have had them ask for my cell number to try and get me to activate updates through texting but not for security reasons.
03-21-2011, 01:38 PM
After giving the correct password it requires one more time.
That's right! Last week I too faced the same problem. Checked with all the browsers and at my colleague laptop too.
Right now! It is working fine.
04-18-2011, 07:20 PM
Had the same thing happen to me. So I gave them my cell #, verified my acct by text then instantly deleted my number from my profile. Why are they going to all this bother?