How to Report a Fake Facebook Account

We’ve all been there. Someone makes a comment on your Facebook post or shares a link to your page.

But when you click on their Facebook profile, it turns out to be a fake account. You know that something’s wrong because the comments are from people who don’t even exist.

But how can you report a fake account?

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Facebook has a very strict policy when it comes to fake accounts as it goes against the Community Standards. If you suspect that someone is creating multiple accounts on your behalf, you should report it immediately.

In this article, I’ll show you how to report a fake account on Facebook and get it taken down super fast.

See Also: How to Recover a Hacked Facebook Account Really Fast

 

Can I Report a Fake Facebook Profile or Page 

If someone has created a fake Facebook account in your name, they could be using it to scam other people.

It’s easy to report a fake Facebook account, and in some cases, it’s a criminal offence.

However, Facebook has a process that requires users to prove they are the owner of a profile before it can be deactivated.

If you suspect a fake account is being used to scam others, you can follow the steps below to report the fake Facebook account or page.

 

How to Report a Fake Facebook Account on a PC

To report a fake Facebook profile, follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to facebook.com on your web browser.
  • Login to your Facebook account by entering your credentials.
  • Upon successful login, enter the fake Facebook account in the search box at the upper section of the screen.
  • If the account is not showing up, search the account in the post, comment, or message or you make use another Facebook account to search for it.
  • Tap on the three dots below the fake Facebook account cover photo.
  • Click on Give feedback or report this profile from the drop-down menu.
  • Next, follow the prompt to report the fake Facebook account.

That’s it. The Facebook team will review your request and initiate the process to take down the fake Facebook account.

 

How to Report a Fake Facebook Account on Mobile App

If you’re using the Facebook mobile app, you can report a fake Facebook account by following the steps below:

  • Open the Facebook app on your smartphone.
  • Login to your Facebook account by entering your credentials.
  • Once you successfully log in, enter the Facebook fake account name in the Search box. at the upper section of the screen.
  • If you’re unable to get the account again, you may ask any of your Facebook friends to search and share the link to the Facebook profile with you.
  • Next, click on the profile from the results displayed.
  • Tap on the three dots below the fake account’s profile picture. You can find this next to the message button.
  • Click on Find support or report profile from the drop-down menu.
  • From the list of options, select Fake account and click on Send.
  • Next up, follow the instructions displayed on the screen. Once that is completed, your report will be sent to a Facebook support specialist.
  • Once the account is confirmed as Facebook, it will be taken down.

That’s it. The fake account on Facebook will be deleted from the database.

You can also report an impersonating Facebook account by filling out a form.

 

How to Report a Fake Facebook Business Page

As a business owner operating on Facebook, it can be dangerous to your brand reputation to have a fake Facebook business page.

If you find out a Facebook page is impersonating your business page, report it immediately.

To do so, simply follow the steps below:

  • Log in to your Facebook account.
  • Navigate to the fake Facebook page that you want to report and tap on it to be taken to the page.
  • Next, click on the three dots (…) from the upper right of the page and tap it.
  • From the list of options displayed, tap on the Find Support or Report Page.
  • Choose the reason why you’re reporting the page – which is Scams and Fake Pages. Tap on it.
  • Proceed to tap on Send.
  • Finally, click on Done

You may also report the fake Facebook business page by filling out a form to report a fake profile 

 

Contact Facebook Support to Report Fake Account

You can contact Facebook support team to report the fake account. They will raise a task for you that will expedite the closing of the Facebook account.

You can also contact Facebook support live chat to help you delete the fake Facebook account.

 

How to Report a Fake Account on Facebook FAQs

 

What Happens When You Report a Fake Account on Facebook

If you’ve ever reported a fake account on Facebook, then you know that sometimes it can take a long time before your report is resolved.

When you report a fake Facebook account, it will take some time to be reviewed by the team and then the fake Facebook account will be closed.

 

Can I Report a Fake Facebook Account on Behalf of Someone?

You can report a Facebook fake account that’s pretending to be someone you know. To do so, you can either go to the impersonating Facebook page to report it or filling out a form.

 

What Will Facebook Do When I Report a Fake Account

When you report a fake Facebook account pretending to be you, it will be deleted. But to do so, you must follow the procedure to report such an account.

 

Can Police do Anything About a Fake Facebook Account?

Unfortunately, the police cannot take down a fake Facebook page. However, it is important that you visit the police state to write a statement regarding this.

 

How Many Reports are Needed to Close a Fake Facebook Account

There is no minimum number of reports to close a fake Facebook account. However, the more accounts that report the fake Facebook account, the better.

 

How to Report a Fake Facebook Account if I am Blocked?

If you have been blocked by a fake Facebook account, you won’t be able to visit the profile to report the page.

However, you can still report the fake Facebook account if you’re blocked by filling out a form.

 

 

Conclusion

A lot of Facebook users have complained about fake Facebook pages. This can really be frustrating especially when the fake pages begin to scam your friends.

Following this guide, you should be able to report fake Facebook pages pretending to be you.

 

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