Facebook – How to report FAKE account where you or friend profile is copied

It is easy to clone & impersonate an existing Facebook user account with the same profile photos & invite other contacts to become friends a second time.  While everyone should be cautious on social media, quickly reporting a fake account is helpful as malicious links are often soon sent using Facebook Messenger

How do I report a fake Facebook profile? | Facebook Help Center

A fake profile is a profile where someone is pretending to be something or someone that doesn’t exist. If a profile is pretending to be you or someone you know, you can learn how to report it for impersonation.  Fake profiles can include profiles for fake or made up people, pets, celebrities or organizations. To report a fake profile:
  • Go to the fake profile. If you can’t find it, try searching for the name used on the profile or asking your friends if they can send you a link to it.
  • Click Facebook – How to report FAKE account where you or friend profile is copied under the cover photo and select Find Support or Report Profile.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions for fake profiles to file a report.

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