HOW TO: Report Fake Facebook Profile Account in 8 Easy Steps


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As a safety and security measure, Facebook wants only genuine profile on its website and the company is planning to cancel those unwanted accounts. If you find any fake profile on Facebook, then you can easily report it by clicking a link on the suspicious user profile page. According to the Facebook spokesperson that, this platform (Facebook) is entirely based on people using their original identities. Facebook divided those false accounts in three categories:

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  • Duplicate Accounts (4.8% of total)
  • Mis-classified Accounts (2.4% of total)
  • Undesirable Accounts (1.5 % of total)
Report Fake Facebook Profile Account
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Find out how can we get rid of these accounts by adopting simple steps given below:

Step #1:

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Facebook Homepage

Open your favorite browser and go to the Facebook homepage.

Step #2:

Click the profile name to open the users profile page.

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Report/Block

Now locate the gear icon on the page and click on ‘Report/Block’ option to proceed the process.

Step #4:

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Pretending to be me

Now Choose the appropriate option “Pretending to be me” from the new dialogue pop up window and press continue button.

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Enter Your Mobile Number

Now mobile phone number is asked from from the user. Enter your active  mobile number and press continue to proceed.

 Step #6:

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Confirmation Code

Now you’ve received a confirmation on your mobile, copy that code and enter in the above shown text field and click on ‘Confirm’ button.

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Reason for Reporting

A new dialogue box is open and asked the reason for you. Give appropriate reason in the text box and explain shortly why are you reporting your friend and select the check box before pressing on the Confirm button.

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Thank You

That’s it! At the end a thank you message is shown, press ‘Okay’ button and now in this way you can get-rid from of fake friend.

Hopefully, this tutorial can help you a lot in removing unwanted friends, have you remove or block any of your friend then share your experience by using the comments area below.

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  • Janmejai

    Actually Facebook never takes action against these profiles,I have reported some times and they were mine fake but Facebook never taken any action against them.

    • yes! may be you are right, Facebook database works slowly.

  • I second janmejai. I tried reporting a fake account but facebook never took action against him. It was clearly a fake account and was even publishing nude photos of a girl.