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Facebook wants FCA registration

Facebook wants FCA number, but firm exempt

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Like many practices my firm is registered under the Exempt Professional Firm scheme. 

It means we are on FCA register but the number is "ACCA nnnnnnnn"

Meta / Facebook wants a FCA registration number to allow adverts to continue to run.

However it only seems to recognise full FCA registrations not Exempt Professional Bodies.

Has anyone come across this / have a work around?  Needless to say chat with a representative is proving painfully fruitless.

Amyway to make Facebook realise we are an accounting / tax practice and not an investment business?
 

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By sanone
28th Jun 2022 09:28

Just received similar request so interested in any solution found.

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By Tom 7000
28th Jun 2022 09:48

I saw that, the easy solution was not to use them anymore as an advertising medium.

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By Tiltman's
28th Jun 2022 09:49

I wouldn't have any faith in Facebook's advertising system, and I would imagine there will be zero human element dealing with this.

After only a few very basic promoted posts on our page, the account was auto-flagged as restricted. After continued efforts trying to deal with the account review system, which failed because of a known-to-Facebook issue of 2-factor codes failing to send out, the account became permanently banned from posting ads after 30 days, with no further route to reinstate.

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By Hugo Fair
28th Jun 2022 10:49

Robots - 0 : 1 - People

Word of mouth recommendations (in fact anything involving humans) will be more effective for professional services than any 'social networking' site!

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By Yossarian
29th Jun 2022 13:53

I have encountered the same issue. However when I did previously pay for advertising on Facebook I found it to be a complete and utter waste of money, so wouldn't be in a hurry to use it again in any case.

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By jan kool
01st Jul 2022 11:11

For some background reading on Facebook, I can recommend "Chaos Monkeys" by Antonio Martinez.

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By Yossarian
02nd Jul 2022 10:19

Not long ago I got a warning from Facebook and a post removed due to me using 'hate speech' according to them. The 'hate speech' I'd quoted was originally spoken by Glenda Jackson on a Morecambe & Wise Christmas special. It was 'All men are fools, and what makes them so is having beauty like what I have got'. Try explaining that to a (American) robot..

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