There are over 750 million Facebook profiles and we don’t have any idea how many of them are fake. I found few fake Facebook profiles in my friend list. Here is the tiny tutorial to detect fake Facebook profiles through profile pictures.
Most of the fake profiles will have pictures of celebrities or unknown beautiful people. But how can you check who is the person in that picture? Yes, this small two step tutorial will let you detect them.
1. Go to suspect’s Facebook profile.
Open the profile of the person whom you think is fake.
2. Open Google images and drag the profile picture.
Open Google Images and drag profile picture to search box.
3. Check the results.
This will give you all the details about this profile picture, profile and all other Facebook profiles with same profile picture.
Note: Facebook profile shown above belongs to friend in my profile picture and her images are used with her prior permission. According to the results her profile is legit. All names are blurred to maintain privacy.
What most of fake Facebook profiles share in common?
1. Profile picture of some Celebrity or cartoon or any unreal object.
2. Only one photo album – Profile Pictures.
3. Too many number of friends.
4. Incomplete profile information.
What to do if you find a fake Facebook profile?
When you are sure that you know a fake Facebook profile you must report to Facebook Team. Click ‘Report/block this person‘ on the bottom of left sidebar of their profile. And also block them so that they can never send friend requests to you.
Fake accounts is one of the biggest issues of social networks where people creates fake identities for fulfilling specific purposes.
Be safe and remove all fake profiles from you friend list to prevent your information getting into wrong hands.
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