Seriously, I only send that to my bank, to the police, ..things like that. Why should I send this to Facebook? Who exactly are they? So I replied to them that, since they're not a government-related company, I will NEVER EVER send a copy of my "government-issued photo ID" and suggested again that they really should use Google's SMS servers for this one.
I'll just paste the funniest part of their requirements:
When you respond:No shit?!
1. Briefly describe the issue you’re experiencing.
2. Attach a copy of your government-issued photo ID. We need to confirm that you own this account. Note that we will permanently delete our record of this attachment from our servers once we use it to confirm your identity.
The ID you attach:
- Must be government-issued (ex: passport, driver's license)
- Must be in color
- Must clearly show your full name, date of birth, and photo