Fake Profiles On Fakebook/Facebook!

Date: October 24, 2008

Facebook is the one site on the internet that is probably the most used. The amount of Facebook users are increasing dramatically on a daily basis. Facebook started out as a social networking site which mainly consisted of lots of young users but as Facebook currently stands there are users of all ages and walks of life. The computer security of Facebook is reaching alarming heights and Facebook users should be aware of the growing computer security concerns. Inclusive in the Facebook security concerns is fake profiles. Facebook is currently being flooded with fake profiles. Due to the huge daily registration rate on Facebook, it is hard to keep track of who is a regular user and who is a Facebook fake.

It has recently been discovered that over forty percent of new Facebook profiles are actually fake. The question that may be asked is why are people setting up fake Facebook profiles? The fake profiles are generally set up by a combination of either spammers or various malware and virus writers. Once the fake Facebook profiles are set up and in existence, the virus writers then proceed to persuade users to click on links. These links are not authentic and the majority of the time will take the user to malicious and dangerous sites.

facebook-fakebook.jpgSocial networking sites are being targeted by spammers at an alarming rate. Various virus writers as well as cybercriminals are using the creation of these particular fake Facebook profiles to their advantage. One of the many tactics which are used is to persuade users to visit the fake profile page. This is achieved either by sending a friend request or sending a personal message. The profile page redirects the user to a malicious malware site. Another one of the tactics used is to persuade users to click on links leading to dangerous sites. This is done by placing the links on other people's walls or on fascinating blogs. People see the link and automatically assume that it is just another legitimate link and don't even think twice about clicking on it.

Facebook does have an extremely clear and precise policy with regard to fake profiles. According to Facebook and its policy a fake profile will be deleted when the Facebook teams becomes aware of it. Fake profiles are causing huge problems for many innocent Facebook users who have genuine profiles. The factor that spammers and virus writers are using fake Facebook profiles to their advantage means that people will stop at nothing in order to get people online to do what they want. Computer security in general is a great concern to all internet users worldwide.

Facebook.jpgIt is interesting to note that besides people creating fake Facebook profiles for the usage of malicious purposes or spam, people create fake Facebook profiles of celebrities and actors all the time. If you are a regular Facebook user and do a search for a celebrity of your choice, chances are very likely that this particular celebrity has a Facebook profile. The question that arises is if this a genuine Facebook profile or is it a fake? The majority of the time there is no real way of telling. It can thus be said in conclusion: Don't take everything on Facebook at face value.

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390 Comments

  • Nicole welz says:

    I have a person impersonating me on Facebook please report him+the adresse of this pig
    in this site http://www.pc1news.com/news/0325/fake-profiles-on-fakebook-facebook.html

  • imed bk says:

    I have a person impersonating me on Facebook please report him
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002861098692

  • samantha salter says:

    hi can anyopne help me ive had someone set an account in my name with a photo etc,sent e mails to 1 or 2 people to cause huge family problems however,i dont know where the profile is etc how can i track down who set up this profile pretending to be me???? please can anyone egive me some advice???

  • Cassidy says:

    hey can someone please help me little bit? i try to report this person but nothing is happening, maybe facebook dont care when only me is reporting? i know for a FACT that he is fake.. he is using pictures that dont belong to him. please help would be raelly appreciated. he has two profiles, same person.. he pretended to be my friend and then i found out that he was fake

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000237788863
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001448372122

  • FB User says:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100002179830157 This is a person using my brother's who past away last month name and picture, and is bringing a lot of pain to the family by postingpictures of him and wrihting on the walls so the family can see it. Can that person be sued? This is verry sad for us, it's been 3 month next week of my brothers death and the profile that it;s saying that is him steel running, can it just be delete?

  • tony nicdao llemos says:

    pls help me to block the scammer in facebook he fake person i use iligal he is sponstor the name is rick sharp and the e-mail address is rangylil69@yahoo.com hope you help me

  • gg says:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002256078586 :(

  • ursula uzi says:

    pls help me to report this fake profile and hopefully it will be deleted by the facebook authorities
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002153798672

  • ursula uzi says:

    pls help me to report this fake profile and hopefully it will be deleted by the facebook authorities
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002153798672

  • Ann says:

    Help, please report these fake profiles. They belong to the same person, who is a malignant narcissist that has hurt many people with her lies.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002967842400
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002935582752

  • Ann says:

    Help, please report these fake profiles. They belong to the same person, who is a malignant narcissist that has hurt many people with her lies.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002967842400
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002935582752

  • Anil says:

    someone create MY fake id so i want to remove that id ....give me solution........... i trusted u :--
    Waiting for your quick response

  • hotels in delhi says:

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  • Glenn says:

    If someone hacked your account and you can not login then try this:
    http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=1153

    Recover your account through friends

  • ivankartadinata says:

    help me to access my account because there is somebody hack my facebook

  • Nita kc says:

    Dear sir, I had facebook but somebody distrub me in my own profile so i deactivated that account but someone make fake facebook by my name n photos so dear sir plz help me plz block that account plz plz plz sir as soon as posible

  • fauziya says:

    somebody created my fake account by my name & copyed my babys photo from my accoyunt & paste in duplicate account. if somebody feels that this is real account.
    kindly please delete or cancell the fake acoount as early as possible.

    i hope you will help me to resole this problem.

  • parvathi vt says:

    Dear facebook team
    first of all let me tell you that all what i'm telling is truth and i promise you that i'm never making a fake comment.
    Pls help me to delete the fake account
    Profile Name: Parvathi Nyjulraj
    Link to Profile: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002251575801
    and
    Profile Name: Parvathinyjul Parvthi
    Link to Profile: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002668132892
    created by my ex husband who is taking my name and chatting with all my friends and posting photos which we took while we were in love. our relation was there only for a few months by that time me and my parents came to know that he is a sadist and by law we have finished all the relation with him .In the next day on wards he created an account in my name and posted all the photos which we took and is demanding money in order to delete the photos in that account.My engagement with another guy is going to be fixed and also he is blackmailing me that he will send him request and show him all the photos. Pls help to get of this,pls. I know that it is hard for you to believe this.I can prove you that it is a fake account. What you have to do is just see the name and gender of this account. The name given is Parvathi, which is my name but in this profile it is given as parvathi nyjulraj,where nyjulraj is his name and the gender given is male. From this itself it will be sure that it is a fake account.
    I have tried my best to do something with this account and you are my last hope .Pls help me .Pls.............
    My orginal facebook profile details are:
    My name-Parvathi V.T.
    My country-India
    my gmail-parvathivt.paru@gmail.com
    my fb-http://www.facebook.com/parvathi.vt

  • Zara'u Garachi says:

    Pls help me delete an account, someone created an account with my name and using my pictures as his/her profile pictures. He/she is using Zahrau Garachi, pls help me delete the account. The date of birth he/she is using is january 1, 1990.

  • amar says:

    plzzz... gyuss block this i.d... this is fake i.d of maah frnd.. plzzz
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.107979845975011.9692.100002889893386&type=1

  • david says:

    Dear facebook team:

    pls delete this account Jyoti Meena with this URL
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002256078586
    Someone created an account using my sister's identity to send malicious statement. Please help how to delete this account. Thanks

  • Fight the Fakes says:

    Report these fake profiles, they are hackers

    http://www.facebook.com/destroyerofworldes
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1190565660
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001531577733
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002817198026&ref=pb
    http://www.facebook.com/TheeGorilla?ref=ffa
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002847287436&ref=ffa
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002903298025&ref=pb
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002890968896&ref=pb
    http://www.facebook.com/lazyminxie
    http://www.facebook.com/pattoman.limboski

  • Michelle says:

    THIS IS A FEDERAL OFFENSE IN WHAT THESE PEOPLE ARE DOING. FLOOD YOUR LOCAL FBI OFFICE AND DEMAND THAT CHANGES NEED TO BE MADE. FACEBOOK SHOULD BE ASHMED OF WHAT IS GOING ON......START CALLING FACEBOOK HERE IS THE REAL NUMBER CALL THEM AND COMPLAIN. IF ALL COMPLAIN TO THESE 2 AGENCIES SOMETHING WILL FINALLY GET DONE. IF YOU DON'T NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE.. THE PHONE NUMBER TO FACEBOOK IS 1 650.543.4800

  • melissa lea says:

    anything that is posted by Tony fields Ist, (the dad)about his son or mother of his son, are all lies and done strictly out of malice. Also, he is pretending to be US on line.He is famous for pretending he is his son and saying whatever he wants to get pity from others.. I, the mother,just realized ,that I dont even use facebook yet I have an account! Scary! This person has been using facebook for a long time to hurt many people,most of all his son and I. It sickens me to know that we dont really use the internet and someone like this has used it as a weapon against innocent people. I will continue to try to stop this. Family has had Enough. ANYONE reading ANYTHING that is posted by TONY FIELDS Ist, needs to ignore his words and suggest that he get a life and stop trying to ruin people who DO HAVE A LIFE.........To be quit honest, at his age, he is making a complete FOOL of himself in doing this. Noone succeeds in hurting others .........Expecially because they failed THEMSELVES in life... please ignore him..............Be fair to the sane......

  • FB consumer says:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100002179830157 This is a person using my brother's who past away last month name and picture, and is bringing a lot of pain to the family by postingpictures of him and wrihting on the walls so the family can see it. Can that person be sue?

  • tereluna says:

    Dear facebook team:

    pls delete this account Menolyn Lalaine Angsioco with this URL http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.107688699331228.8889.100002702963545&type=1
    Someone created an account using my sister's identity to send malicious statement. Please help how to delete this account. Thanks

  • tereluna says:

    Dear facebook team:

    pls delete this account Menolyn Lalaine Angsioco with this URL http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.107688699331228.8889.100002702963545&type=1
    Someone created an account using my sister's identity to send malicious statement. Please help how to delete this account. Thanks

  • rohit roy says:

    fake not is this

  • ria says:

    hhi

    i want to ask one thing if some one use fb id only for 5-10 mins so server show its also ip

    and what the thing have to do.

  • shivani says:

    i want to en quire about the someone hack id

    radhika pathak

  • TT says:

    Someone has made a fake profile with my photo on Facebook. What should I do? I have sent abuse report but nothing has done.

  • shikha says:

    if an facebook account created by somebody without my permission and sends messages here & there. how do i know about this account or how do i prove this account is not mine?

  • Water Cooler says:

    I am in trouble :( some fake girls profile Is pissing me of i removed them but they still messaging me what to do now????

  • AL says:

    Someone is using my wife's photos and name to make a fake profile.. How can i delete it?

  • vivek rana says:

    please help me out someone is using on my sister's name an ID in facebook and using vulgar abused talk with her mates please life has become full of tears her school has become a hell of a place please beg your for the kind notification

  • Amee says:

    I blocked an ex friend on FB but she made a fake account and started to harrass me in the message box.She goes months without writing on her profile page but I added a "friend" recently and the profile just seems so much like she's spying on me for I guess her controll freak fantasy.I started to watch that new profile and there are her typical misspellings on it.These people waste the precious time of others.It's very cruel what they do.Also she moves from town to town supposedly which I find odd.When she is back,she posts she's in a new town.She passes herself off as a jet setter and braggs about everything she does but her other friend says she stays at home.I'm confused and frustrated.One can keep blocking someone but they will keep making a new fake account and pretend they are a new person.On YT one person will have many accounts and have fun confusing people...not nice.It's very annoying.

  • saumya/anmol thakur says:

    dear sir, some has stolen ma pic nd make a fake id of ma name nd pic.so sir itz request u to stop the id of fake ar take some strict action he spoiling ma name nd image..so many of my frnd had repot for the fake id but he didnt close the id of fake one so take some action..
    thanking you

  • Frankie Nichole Carlson says:

    i have someone who has created a facebook with my name my photos and she or he is saying shes me and she has my phone number on her profile. she needs to be deleted she is texting my bf saying stuff that isnt true and now shes blocked me so i cant even keep track of what shes saying or doin with my information ive already reported it to facebook but they still havent deleted it why isnt there a phone number for facebook!!!

  • Sandy Jose says:

    wht is the process and action taken by facebook if we know that someone is using a fake id with somewhat similar name but with ma real photos.. i have reported report abuse of fake id used by someone.. please let me know whts the process and necessary action to be taken.. and i dont want my family to know about this.. as ma family is against social networking sites..

  • chantelle says:

    today i get fake message from a fake profile supposidly fb admin it is not as i have conttaceted face book admin on previous accasions and u definatly cant add them as friends its a person trying to get your account disabled or hack u beware block this person u cant report them it says just block u wouldnt be able 2 block real fb admin thats just stupid fake accounts are mainly made by people not wanting to pose as you most people use them to gift themselves in games bye some of these request to block people here are to malicious individuals trying to get other peoples accounts disabled i believe how sad not all but SOME

  • puspha says:

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002446849268&sk=wall

    my facebook account is using by someone i wanted to know how to delete this account

  • safwat saba says:

    hay,some one who's id is safwat.f5@gmail.com has created a fake account of mine.plz do something!!he used my pictures till yesterday.

  • Maram Alfaqih says:

    Could you help me please...I found that someone is using fake profile by adding my real pictures to his profile..he or she is chatting with people and using my pictures in bad way..
    for your information that i dnt have an acount in facebook,and my freinds are asking me why i am using my pictures in bad way...I need your help please..

  • Jalaja Shankar says:

    I want to inform you that somebody is misusing my photos and name created a fake profile in facebook and sends a friends request to my friends.. I am scared that the person can share any unauthorised or illegal information to my friends using my name and photos.. Can you please suggest whom i need to contact on this to sue severe action against that person... Here is fake mail ID and profile name
    mail ID : jalajajalsa@rediffmail.com
    profile name: Jalaja jalsa

    Hope i vl get a resolution in this issue soon by identifying dat illegal person.

  • UMESH MALHOTRA says:

    SOMEONE HAS MADE FAKE PROFILE OF MY DAUGHTER
    PLZ REPORT http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002302883374&sk=wall.MAKE IT FAST .SOMEONE IS MISUSING HER PHOTO.

  • ISHIKAA MALHOTRA says:

    someone has made fake profile using my petname PALLAVI MALHOTRA.THE http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002302883374&sk=wall.PLEASE DELETE THIS ACCOUNT SOMEONE IS USING MY PICTURES

  • sagar says:

    Fake profile http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002371767048 its a fake profile she has uploaded Shruti Iyer's pics and pretending like those pics are her.... she is misusing shruti's pics n image...
    Original profile http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=553885494&sk=info

  • endr says:

    plz report this fake profile whith stolen photo
    http://www.facebook.com/people/Jona-Mandri/100002012207004

  • Me says:

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001287215650

    Please report this fake profile. She's stalking my family.

  • ayustha says:

    somebody made my fake fb page plz report this person
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100002062336399&notif_t=friend_confirmed

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