The Facebook security check warning says “Warning: Please Slow Down. It looks like you’re using this feature in a way it wasn’t meant to be used. Please slow down, or you could be blocked from using it.” This is what some people are seeing when they try to send, or reply to, a message within the Facebook messaging feature. The only problem is, people who rarely send messages at all are seeing it.
The Facebook security check warning is a pop-up that, well, pops up when you try to send a message, that looks like this:
Now, this Facebook security check system is intended to catch ne’er-well-doers who are using the Facebook messaging and chat systems to spam.
The problem is that it also traps people who are the furthest thing from spamming (like, say, me).
In fact, I use the Facebook messaging function maybe twice a week, at best. And I never send mass messages to several people at once.
But, of course, there is no recourse – no court of common “Facebook you effed up” pleas.
All you can do is wait it out – for how long Facebook doesn’t say, it is dependent upon your perceived infraction.
So, if you too have received one of these warnings, for no apparent reason, take comfort in the fact that you’re not alone, and this too shall pass.
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