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How to spot and report fake Facebook account 2018

Last Updated on April 17, 2018 by Shruba Aryan

A fake Facebook account is an account that looks too good to be true. A fake account could be created to take advantage of people by pretending to be something or someone that doesn’t exist. In order to report fake Facebook account, you might need to how how to spot them.

These are common ideas about fake Facebook accounts

  • Their profile pictures are always stunning celebrities or organizations.
  • Their friend list is almost less than 50 friends with little or no mutual friends
  • Their timeline is almost empty except for their recently changed profile pictures
  • They have few recently uploaded photos. These photos could be uploaded at almost the same interval.
  • Sometimes their mobile uploads are not too bright owing to how they grab the photos
  • They always pretend to be celebrities, models and sometimes the profile pictures are not real (stock image, pets or exhotic stuff).

To report fake Facebook account, follow the steps below

  1. Go to the profile of the fake account. If you can’t find it, try searching for the name used on the profile or asking your friends if they can send you a link to it.
  2. report fake facebook accountClick on the horizontal dotted line on the cover photo beside Message button and select Report
  3. From the instruction the screen instructions, select which option to report to Facebook.

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How to report fake Facebook account profile on Android, iOS and other Facebook mobile devices.

report fake facebook account 2018

  1. Open Facebook app on your device
  2. Go to the profile of the fake account. If you can’t find it, try searching for the name used on the profile or asking your friends if they can send you a link to it.
  3. You will see four icons (Friends, Follow/Following, Message and three horizontal icon).
  4. Tap on the last icon which is the rounded three horizontal icon to pop up options
  5. From the options, select Report

Learn how to report an account that’s pretending to be you

report fake facebook account 2018

If you have noticed an account that shares the same name with you, uploads photos that you have shared to its account and annoyingly pretends to be you to your Facebook friends, then you have to just report the Facebook account.

To report a Facebook account that impersonates you, then follow the steps below;

  1. Go to the impersonator’s profile page.
  2. You will see four icons (Friends, Follow/Following, Message and three horizontal icon).
  3. Tap on the last icon which is the rounded three horizontal icon to pop up options
  4. From the options, select Report
  5. From the report options, choose Report this profile
  6. report fake facebook account 2018

    Then choose They’re pretending to be me or someone I know

  7. Select that the profile is pretending to be you or someone you know
  8. Finally submit to Facebook for review.

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Updated on April 17, 2018

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