How to Identify Fake Facebook Accounts

Fake Facebook Accounts is proving out to be a new Trend on Facebook. Probably 20-30% of total Facebook Accounts are fake or even more, This number is Anticipated to be Increasing in Future. Fake accounts on Facebook are mainly created with an intention to Spam all over Facebook and Spread Virus. Many people Create Fake Girl’s Profiles to dupe Some innocent Facebook users too.
Its Sad that Facebook can’t identify Fake Facebook Account and Delete them all automatically, and one should not expect it from Facebook because of obvious reasons. But yes they will definitely Block your account if you send lots of Friend requests to unknown People and if you post or Comment Spammy Links over and over again. Facebook Catches you and then next time when you try to Login again, it asks you to Identify Photos of Friends, This is where Fake Account users get caught.
But this don’t Stop Spammers to create another Fake Facebook account, So in this article we will discuss some tips that will help you to Identify Fake Facebook Account easily, So that you don’t fell in their Traps, Report that Account to Facebook which will help to make Facebook Safer to all of us.

4 Tips to Identify Fake Facebook Account

Profile Picture 

  • First Thing we see about any Facebook account is their Profile Picture, If you Find any Facebook Account on your Friend list suspicious, first thing you will do is Use Reverse Image Search. This helps you find out if similar Pictures are available on Internet.  First Download the Profile Picture of the account you find suspicious
  • Go to Google images Click on Camera icon which says Search by image, Click on Upload an Image, now choose the Picture you  had downloaded earlier , Now once the uploading Completes, google will show you Similar Images that already exist over internet.

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  • The Facebook timeline of a Facebook accounts says a lot about that Profile. Most Fake Profiles have “Female” as a gender, this doesn't Mean all fb accounts with “Female” Genders are Fake, There are many other things to Identify Fake Facebook Account.
  • If their photos folder shows only 1 or 2 Pictures that too of random Celebrities then probably its fake.
  • If the Person does not update Status, or if he does, the Comments does not read like his Real friends or the profile does not comments on others status, then its likely to be a Fake profile.
  • The “About” tab will Give you more information about the Profile, if the “About” tab don’t show you any info about the persons profile then that's an indication about fake profile.

Wait for 1st January

  • This is kind of Funny, Why would one wait for 1st Jan to Identify Fake Facebook Account, Well Fake Profile makers most probably Enter 1st Jan as their birth date while creating Fake account. So on 1st Jan, Facebook will show you People who have birthdays today. Go through that list and Unfriend them if you don't know them Personally.
  • On 1st Jan 2014, I was shocked to see 28 people having their birthday, Guess what I performed the above Process.

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Girls Profile

  • Most of the Fake profiles are created with Girl Identity and with a Beautiful face as a Profile Picture, You may even find Cell phone Number, Girls hardly will Share their Contact number in Public.
  • A girl Profile with Lots of Friends and Followers indicates a Fake Profile.
These were some tips to Identify Fake Facebook Account , which I wanted to share with you all, if you find any Fake profile then you and your friends can report it to facebook.

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