Hey Login Verifications: Chill out! I live in Saudi Arabia, OK?

Notice to all those places which require me to login:

This is a general announcement for all those online companies and organizations which I have connected with over the years. Yes, I do indeed, in fact, in verifiable truth, on my Scout’s honor, and in the witness of the Almighty Heavens, do actually and in real-life live in Saudi Arabia.

Therefore, when I try to login to your app or website, I may be flagged as being in Saudi Arabia, which in fact, I am.

In case you were wondering, there are many non-residents of Saudi Arabia living in Saudi Arabia. (Did I mention I was one of them?) These non-residents have the need to access their bank accounts, login to their Google apps, or possibly even check on certain government services. Yes, they may need to do that Saudi Arabia, so I would be much obliged that you ALLOW ME TO DO SO!

Stop with the silly twenty-seven step verifications.  I do not have access to my home phone in the United States because, well, I LIVE IN SAUDI ARABIA.

I am not a hacker. I am not a Nigerian 419 scammer. I am not phishing for information, because if I was a hacker of any solid reputation, I wouldn’t route myself through Saudi Arabia because, well, you know – those million step verifications.

So I’m just a normal guy, doing a normal job, who happens to live in the Middle East. I still have to access stuff.

So please just let me. If there’s a problem, I’ll call you. How does that sound?

Thank you for no longer making me a digital hostage because of my geographical location.

Thank you. I’m glad we can agree that all of you need to just CHILL A LITTLE!

I live in Saudi Arabia. Get over it.

Sincerely,

Me.

Advertisements