Before we know how to identify Fake Twitter And Facebook Profile, lets understand fake account.
What is a fake account?
An account created by someone with fake information like name date of birth, residence etc. is a fake account. It may be of a kid or an adult or an aged person. Maybe a kid created a profile for fun an adult create it to prank someone or with other intentions. But it is very hard to know if an account is fake or not.
You must be thinking what is the benefit of identifying a fake account?
There are a lot of them. You don’t know with that Intension the account was created and what he will do once the person gets added to your account. He may see your photos and use them in a very wrong way, or the person may see your friend list and may misuse it. So now you know why identifying a fake account is so important.
How can you identify fake account?
There are several ways to identify a fake account.
- Several websites will help you find the fake accounts, like circle boom, twitter audit etc.
- The account would be recently created.
- The account would have a confusing and irrelevant name.
- The account won’t have a bio. Some users do this to make people curious but the fake account doesn’t do much for bio.
These were some ways for Twitter. The ways to find a fake account on Facebook can be-
Facebook is much widely used app and almost everybody has a Facebook account. It is much more used than Twitter. Here are some ways to check for a fake profile on Facebook:
- The account would be recently created. You can see when the account was created by simply opening the profile and then scrolling down to last.
- A fake account won’t use his/ her profile picture. It will always have scenery or a doll or something useless profile picture and not a picture of a person.
- There will be no post on a fake account. Mostly fake account users don’t post much.
- The account won’t have a name that you may relate to. It will always be like “Angel Priya” or something else.
Fake accounts are used worldwide by many people and many of the real users get fooled by them. You may have heard about the fake profile of girls that a boy makes and then chats with a person being a girl and shows interest. The real account user will think that it is a real girl and is interested in him. The fake user fools him and tries to get his works done like demanding small amounts of money or making recharges etc.
There are millions of fake accounts on Twitter and Facebook and we all need to be aware of them and we should be aware and careful of them.
Here are some social media Tips:
- Never add any unknown account.
- Add a person after checking for the profile if it is real or not.
- Be careful who you are messaging.
- Do not send personal information like your location, mobile number, college etc. with unknown ID.
- Do not send personal pictures to any unknown ID.
- Do not send money or make any recharges for any unknown id which you were talking for just a few days.
We can be aware of this id by just taking care of some points and we will be safe from a fake and unknown person. Always remember a fake id may have any intention for you. May be to misuse your pictures or your messages or maybe bad intension toward any of your friend added in your ID. It may spread hate in between your friend about you. So being alert from such IDs are a very important thing to consider.
Keeping some things in mind may help in making our environment free from such dangerous threats which may pollute our society and environment. We, our family, friends and loved ones are living in the same society and may use Facebook and Twitter account so it is our duty to stop these fake accounts from growing. Report a fake account if you find one.
You can report an account by opening its profile and then you will see the option for report. Report it as an inappropriate or fake account and if found guilty Twitter or Facebook will remove the account forever and it won’t be able to harm anyone. A step cases someone from getting fooled by a fake account and try to make people around you, aware of fake IDs so they can help further and the cycle goes on.