Nothing is fully secure over the Internet, that doesn’t mean we say good-bye to it. The Internet is the largest and fastest medium to learn. Facebook is known as the biggest social networking site, but it is not fully secured. Near to 20-30 percent of fake accounts are present on Facebook and there is no solution to stop them. Fake Ids are mainly opened by girl’s names to spread virus and spam.
A false Facebook friend can steal your identity and creates many problems for your account. All say, “be aware of fake accounts,” but a newbie can’t be able to identify which one is real and which one is not. Today I am going to share some quick tips, which will help you to identify fake friends on Facebook. There are two ways, one is manually and another is automatically. Manually method also helps you to detect a fake profile, although he/she is not your friend.
Identify Fake Accounts Manually
- Profile Picture: Profile picture is the mirror of an account. Generally fake ids have only one profile picture. In this case, you can find out the image details by using Google’s image search by uploading that image. This technique is not so helpful, because many people don’t like to set up their own photo.
- Timeline: Look at the timeline. A real Id, updates regularly or in between some time interval. If you got a friend request which is created less than a week, then it may be fake.
- Friend list: A profile with a maximum number of friends are of opposite gender can be assumed that the profile is used for fun or making other fool. This thing mainly appears in girl’s accounts.
- Mobile Number: Girls don’t share their phone numbers publicly. If you find out a girl’s profile with a phone number, then it may be fake.
These are the common mistakes of a fake account. If any of your friends have these symptoms, then remove it.
Identify Fake Accounts with FakeOFF
FakeOff is a useful web application that can research your suspect’s Facebook images, timeline activities, surfing around routines, etc. to let you know if they are fake or not; by ranking then on the range of 1 to 10, where 1 indicates fake and 10 indicates actual.
After login successfully on FakeOff, it will show your friend list with two options. You have to select “let’s check him/her” button to scan the details of the account. It displays the result based on one week of Facebook’s activity.
I tried it with many of my Facebook friends and found results to be quite accurate. If you detect anyone as fake, then removes from your friend list and for the protection of yourself, and others on Facebook do report the fake Facebook account and demand your buddies to the same.