How to Delete a Fake Facebook Account Within 24 Hours

With the massive development of the world and the indisputable drive into the digital space, owning a social media account is one important green light that should not be shoved aside.

The validity of this fact can be seen in the analysis done by Kepious. It states that every second, a minimum of 10 new users are welcomed into the social media world.

And out of these 10 new users, 4% opened an account with the most widely used social media platform – Facebook.

The possibility of two out of a group of three persons owning a Facebook account cannot be ignored.

It is due to this rampant owning of a Facebook account by anyone that is why stories of the reign of a fake Facebook account started taking dominance in our social media space.

See Also: How to Report a Fake Facebook Account

 

What is a Fake Facebook Account?

A fake Facebook account is an account that seeks to portray something it is not. It is an account that hides the identity of its owner.

Once this fake Facebook account is discovered, it is advised that the account be reported and permanently deleted.

Now, you may wonder, why should such an account be deleted? The reason for this would be considered below.

 

Why Should a Fake Facebook Account Be Deleted?

A lot of factors come to mind when one opts for the option of deleting a fake Facebook account. These include:

  • Impersonation of your account
  • A friend’s account that has been hacked and being used for dubious actions
  • Abuse
  • Spam
  • Violence
  • Plagiarism
  • Posting of private content, etc.

More often than not, these fake Facebook accounts steal the identity of a real human and use that identity to conduct dubious actions.

Hence, the reason why these accounts should be reported and permanently deleted.

It is also important to note that reporting a fake Facebook account that bothers your peace both socially and personally is a right no one can take from you.

Although these accounts have been created by imposters, Facebook has created a means through which the wings of these accounts can be clipped.

It is called “The reporting and permanent deleting of these accounts.”

This is one exciting feature Facebook offers.

It saves one the stress of having to call out these persons on their Facebook DM. So rather than battle with compelling them (these imposters) to delete the accounts, you simply delete the account yourself.

Are you wondering how this would be achieved? Follow through.

See Also: How to Recover a Hacked Facebook Account

 

How to Delete a Fake Facebook Account

This particular heading would be divided into three different parts. They include:

  1. How to delete a fake account created by others
  2. How to delete a fake account created by you
  3. How to delete a fake account without a password

How to go about these different parts would be explained in detail, one after the other.

 

How to Delete a Fake Facebook Account Created by Others

Below are easy steps in deleting a fake Facebook account created by someone else

  1. Go to the Profile.
  2. Select more under their cover photo.
  3. Then click on Report this profile.
  4. Either clicking on this profile is pretending to be me or This is a fake account.
  5. Then submit it to Facebook for review.

 

How to Delete a Fake Facebook Account Created by You

Highlighted below are the steps in deleting a fake Facebook account created by you

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click on General.
  3. Then click on Deactivate account.

 

How to Delete a Fake Facebook Account Without a Password

Are you having issues deleting a fake Facebook account because you have forgotten your password? This is no problem at all. Below are ways you can try to resolve this issue:

  1. Try recovering your password. If this does not work out. Then try step two.
  2. Use Facebook trusted friend features. If this doesn’t work out either. Try step three.
  3. Use your new account to report the old account as a fake one.

See Also: How to Tell if Someone is Stalking Your Facebook Page

 

Delete a Fake Facebook Account Within 24 Hours FAQs

 

How Do I Report a Fake Facebook Account?

First off, it is important to state clearly if it is a Facebook account you are reporting or a Facebook page.

If it is a Facebook account, below are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the person’s profile.
  2. Click on the three dots shown below the cover photo.
  3. Then click on Report this profile.

 

How to Report a Fake Facebook Page?

If it is a Facebook page, below are the steps to follow:

  1. Go to the Facebook page.
  2. Click on the three dots on the top right.
  3. Click on the Find support of Report page.
  4. Select scam or fake page.
  5. Click on the option that best describes the page.
  6. Then click on Next.

It is important to note that, you will not receive a notification signifying that the account you reported has been deleted or not.

See Also: How to Lock and Unlock Facebook Profile

 

How Many Reports Do I Need to Submit to Delete a Fake Facebook Account?

When it comes to submitting a report for a fake Facebook account to be deleted, there are no specific numbers. It could be more than 10 reports.

The deleting of a fake Facebook account depends on the seriousness and authenticity of the report.

In most cases, it takes just a genuine report to have Facebook delete an account within 24 hours. At other times, it would take days and a series of several submissions before an account is deleted.

However, the fact remains that there is no fixed number of reports officially released by Facebook that would determine if an account would be deleted or not.

 

How Do I Know if the Facebook Account or Page Has Been Removed or Deleted?

There is always this underlying urge to find out if the account you reported has been finally deleted.

Well, just so you know, there are ways in which you can detect if that particular account has been Deleted. They include:

  1. Ensure you Copy and Save the Facebook account or page link or URL
  2. Take a screenshot of the profile page.
  3. Later, try searching for the account with the same URL. If after you have done this, it does not pop up in your search result or you see an error message or you are being redirected to your home page, consider the account deleted.

 

How Do I Report a Fake Facebook Account to Cyber Crime?

The process for reporting a fake Facebook account to cybercrime varies from one country to the other.

But the most basic steps to lodging complaints against a fake Facebook account are highlighted below:

  1. Screenshot the fake profile. Ensure the URL of the profile is visible.
  2. Complain to the nearest Police Station close to you. Describe in detail the information contained in the document.
  3. Ensure you have got a soft copy of the document saved somewhere safe. Also ensure to give the investigating officer, the soft and the hard copy of the above document.

 

 

Conclusion

As the world keeps evolving, so does the drive to be abreast with what is going on in the social media space keeps increasing.

This is the sole reason why just anyone can create a fake Facebook account and do with it what they sole desire.

Hence, the need to ensure all fake Facebook accounts or pages are reported and permanently deleted before it constitutes more harm to other Facebook users.

 

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