If you want to identify a fake Facebook account, then you have to look at a few things.
I have personally experienced that whenever I suspect a person this person does not have a DP on profile neither has any mutual person who comments on his/her pictures as a friend.
Definitely, there are some fake Facebook account checker tools but I will share the DIYs by applying those you’ll be able to find out a fake account.
To identify/trace a fake Facebook account, you just go to the Facebook profile of that person and look for the three most important things: profile picture, timeline stuff, and personal info. If you see anything suspicious there you can spot out the fake profile.
Implementing this with a Fakebook profile is not that easy. But, if you want to know how to determine with these, read this guide till the end that I will share in this article.
Although, if you want you can track someone’s location on Messenger.
In this article, I have discussed the way that you can track a Facebook user and find out whatever the person is a fake Facebook user and this will help you spot the fake person on Facebook.
Signs that it is a Fake Facebook Account:
Spotting out a fake Facebook account is not a hard thing especially when you know how to implement the facts with the profile.
The ways we have discussed here to spot out a Facebook account does not mean always that this method can mark as fake, you have the ways to tell confidently either it is a real profile or not.
Check his Profile Link:
You have to look for the profile link and check if anything that tells the reality of that account. Normally, the fake account holder behind tries to increase the followers and if the account belonged to someone else previously, you will see the name in that profile link.
Sometimes the name looks like any cool name on Facebook that does not disclose the real name behind it, so by looking at the profile link you have a chance to find his name or surname.
If the person departs made any changes to its profile link while making that fake account, you can catch from there, as you know Facebook does not allow multiple times to change your profile link username and that is the advantage you can take to catch a profile if this is a fake account on Facebook.
Look at Uploaded Profile Picture:
Another thing that you have to check, is the profile picture. I have seen many times that the fake account holder uploads different types of pictures of different people in that profile.
What do you do for your profile? Upload your own images right?
But such stupid would not do that. He uploads different types of images on his profile and tries to attract more followers. The main intention you have to look if it’s for getting more followers on Facebook. The person who is behind the fake account always tries to attract the followers count to use that fall in his own personal use.
How to Know who Created the Facebook Account?
If you are confused about whether someone created a fake profile on your name, finding that is very easy. If you are wondering whether it is possible to trace an IP address of a fake Facebook account or not, yes you can do it.
Let’s Google Image search:
You have to do a reverse image search on Google to find all of your fake account registered on different social media platform either on Facebook, Instagram or in any other social media platforms.
For this, you have to go to google.com and from there click on the image-search icon.
Before doing that: just keep a few of your images ready that you have posted online on your Facebook or any other social media platforms.
Now perform the image search on Google using those pictures one by one and look at the results shown to you.
This will show your original images as you are using those uses for your search and also the other links if available with these similar images if on any other profile.
The catch here:
If the person or anyone has made an account on Facebook then images will reflect on the search with a Facebook.com link at the start.
This reverse search works in search engines like Yahoo, Bing, and Google, and this method helpful in finding the fake profiles if were present a long ago also.
Now another option you can choose from the Facebook login page.
Use Facebook Login:
While you are trying to log in, sometimes you will need your profile image to help Facebook identifying your profile that you want to log into.
If you see multiple accounts present in the search results while you made the image search, you will get all of the lists of fake accounts that added with your original account in that search result.
This is the easiest option that you can use for checking the current fake profile made on your name.
Steps for fake Facebook Account Deletion:
If you have found a fake account, you can take action on that profile either legally or technically.
I see many celebrities or famous persons take action by complaining to the local authority by informing the fake account details registered in their name. But, this is recommended only when the case is severe and goes to such an extent where complaining becomes a must-do thing.
Help from Facebook:
But if you want to go for a technical approach then you can just inform the host of the platform (like if it is on Facebook) then you have to inform this to Facebook. This process takes time and takes hard work that definitely makes your goals succeed by closing all of the fake accounts by the Facebook team.
In my experience, while I contacted the Facebook team for my account verification, they replied within 72 hours and asked for the legal document proofs (i.e. driving license, Green Card) and once they verified the original one, all of the fake accounts on my name with personal images were deactivated on my request.
☛ If you want to prevent someone from stealing here Facebook posts or images then you can set privacy to prevent such people to make a fake account in the future with your images.
If you want to use your Facebook account with your friends you can set your privacy to only ‘Friends’ or to ‘Specific friends’. This secures your profile more in a standard way by stopping your posts from appearing on the friends of friends timeline.
How can I trace who is behind the Fake Facebook Account?
Definitely, Facebook will not tell you the IP address of such a person who is using a fake profile on your name. You have many ways to do to identify and catch that person with the flaws that you had made in his work but this does not reveal the IP address of such a person.
Can Police track fake Facebook accounts?
The only way you can get the IP address of such a person who is using your fake Facebook account now or before, just from the local authority. I mean the police.
Yes, Facebook shares the details with the local law authority where they are doing the business.
I think this is an extreme case that you may try rarely.
Once you get the IP address of the person, by taking help from the ISP the authority will be able to find out the person who was behind that fake Facebook account, and then you can take your actions accordingly what you want by the law.
Note: If the person was using a third-party server or the local authority cannot reach and even in case the third-party service does not share the data, no person is able to find out him. But, remember, there is nothing impossible when the case is extreme.
The Bottom Lines:
So if you are looking for a solution for a fake account and for suggestions on either it is a fake account or not then this guide has shown all of the steps and measures that you have to take to find out the person behind the fake ID on Facebook.