How to report a fake Facebook account

There’s been a rash of fake accounts popping up on Facebook lately. I’m sure most of you have noticed it as well. These accounts uses the name of someone you know, but have no photo or any activity.

While people have their own theories as to what’s going on, there’s still no definitive reason why this is happening. Whatever the case maybe, we know it’s not good.

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So, if this has happened to you or your friend, the best course of action is to report the offending account to Facebook. And here’s how you can do it.

  1. First, go to the account you want to report.
  2. Tap the three dots on the right. Its near the add friend and the Messenger icon.
  3. Select Find Support or Report Profile.
  4. Select the reason why you’re reporting the account. Relevant to what’s happening right now, you can choose Fake Account or Pretending to Be Someone.
  5. Tap Next and you’re done.

After a few reports, Facebook will take down the offending account. I assume the social network also does their due diligence as well.

Whatever’s happening, be aware and start your own investigation. Search for your name on Facebook to check if you are a victim. In today’s digital world, we should all be vigilant to protect our identity online.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.


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