Some users open a Facebook account with a fake profile as a joke or in order to spam or harass other Facebook users. As a safety and security measure, Facebook demands that all user profiles be genuine. Therefore, fake profiles breach the site's terms and conditions. If you find a fake profile on Facebook, you can easily report it by clicking a link on the suspicious profile's page.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Launch your Web browser and sign in to your Facebook account.
Locate the fake user profile that you want to report. You can find Facebook profiles in your friends list, in the news feed on your home page, in comments on Facebook activities or by searching for a Facebook user in the "Search" bar at the top of the page.
Click the profile name to open the user's profile page.
Click the "Report/Block This Person" link at the bottom of the left-hand menu on the profile page. Click "This Profile is Pretending to be Someone or is Fake" from the options menu in the pop-up window.
Click the "Choose Type" button. Select "Pretending to be Me," "Pretending to be Someone I Know," "Not a Real Person" or "Pretending to be a Celebrity" from the drop-down list. Click the "Continue" button.
Click the check-box beside "I Can Confirm That This Report is Correct" in the confirmation pop-up box. Click "Continue" to report the fake Facebook profile.
Tips and warnings
- To remove the fake user from your friends list and block them from accessing you profile, click the relevant check-box in Step 5.
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