How To Identify Fake Facebook Profile
Detect and Know Fake Facebook Accounts
As we know Facebook is one of the best social media these days, and we find lots of real and virtual friends on Facebook. But we ever found lots of Fake Facebook profiles who can put span on our wall or can even hack our Facebook Account? Though you can learn a few basic Facebook Security and secure your profile still it’s always necessary to identify Fake Facebook Profiles or Accounts that exists.
Below are a few key points that may help you to identify if the Facebook profile is Real or Fake.
1) Profile Name
By looking at Name most of the time you can guess if the account holder is Real or Fake. For example, if the Name represents some celebrity or some political person or sometimes irrelevant name can help you to identify a Fake Facebook Profile holder.
2) Gender of Fake Facebook Profile
As per the analysis, 95% of Fake profiles keep the “Female” gender. So this is one point you need to keep in mind if the person’s gender is Female and matches with other criteria of this article, there are chances that she is a fake Facebook profile.
3) Photos available
Check all photos and if you found only one or two photos represent the person, there are chances that he/she is a Fake Facebook profile holder.
4) Status updates and comments
If the person has not updated the status for long and hasn’t been involved in any discussion or comment on the other’s status, it is likely to be a Fake profile.
5) Number of Friends or followers
Fake Facebook profiles are mostly having a huge number of friends or followers. If you found thousands of friends or followers and meets some other criteria I have shown, a person can be a Fake profile.
6) Check the info on his/her timeline.
If you can’t found proper education, school, workplace details, and that the user is looking for dating and interested in both men and women, it clearly shows signs of fakeness.
7) Go through recent wall posts of account
if You can see so many people asking ’THANKS FOR THE ADD….DO I KNOW YOU’……and if still there is no reply, it is bound to be a fake one.
8) Tags in Photos
If the profile is Real, there could be very few people tagged in their Photos, but fake profile Tags lots of people in their photos.
9) Check their Profile Pic
Most of the Fake profiles keep beautiful pic to attract others and make a huge friend/follower list. Check their photo using Google image services (Drag photo in http://images.google.com)
10) Don’t forget to Block/Report Fake profiles
Such Fake profiles can be harmful to you and others, If you found the profile seems to be a Fake one, always dare to Report/Block them to Facebook.