An Indianapolis bankruptcy lawyer has had his Facebook account restored after a case of fraudulent identity was cleared up.
Mark "Steven" Zuckerberg shares the same first and last name as Facebook founder and CEO Mark "Eric" Zuckerberg. The social networking website barred the attorney, believing he was using a phony name -- a violation of Facebook policy.
Zuckerberg says Facebook users constantly confused him with the network's founder. At one point, he was receiving 400 friend requests a day. He even had people ask him for money.
"I'm not a real big fan of Facebook; I have teenage kids. And it's the only way that you can really see what they are up to and talk to them," attorney Zuckerberg explained.
Despite sending the company his driver's license, passport and other identifying documents, the company refused to reactivate Zuckerberg's account.
"I sent them my driver's license, my passport, my bar number, my pass code to get into Marion Superior court, and they still wouldn't let me on," he said.
After four months, the situation was finally resolved when Zuckerberg sent Facebook a "threatening letter."
"We have reactivated this person's account and sent him an email apologizing for the inconvenience," a Facebook spokeswoman said in an email to the Los Angeles Times.
"Our reviewers look at thousands of pieces of content a day that are reported to them and of course make an occasional mistake," the e-mail read. "When this happens, and we're notified about it, we work quickly to restore the content."