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Facebook – 83 million Accounts are Fake?

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facebook-has-83m-fakesFacebook is most commonly used social network site on the internet. In the social networking history no website has managed to acquire this much fame and success. There are numerous complaints regarding associations with fake accounts. Everyone knows that there are so many fake accounts on this specific social networking website. The user might not know the actual number. According to a recent estimate there are around or above 83 million fake accounts and profiles. People are reluctant to have unknown people in their contact lists. These fake accounts can very easily access the information or view pictures or video contained therein. Among the 600 million Facebook users there are 83 million fake ones. It is not a big problem a person can very easily detect a fake account and delete it from the friends list.

Check the Friend lists


  • The clue about fake accounts can be acquired from the friend lists. If it has more than a thousand friends in the list that it is highly likely that the doubts will be raised.

  • If the friend lists reach above two thousand than it can be confirmed that it is a fake.

  • Try checking the profiles from the friends list. A fake profile will have a majority of fake friends as well.

When a person receives a friend request it is best to check the profile and friends list. It will provide to a strong idea to accept or reject the request.

Check the profiles recent activities

As you know the profiles are filled with activities you have been involved lately. These can be games or photographs. A fake profile will not be having any useful activity. There can be photographs shared but they will be random. Check out the person’s profile that has shared a photo. If the actual profile is a fake the sharing person will also be one of the same realms. Recent activity will provide you a strong clue regarding the profile.

Check out the albums

People are inclined to share photographs and videos of their social networking account to share with friends. In return friends provide feedback in the shape of comments and you comment them back. These comments can be appreciated or sarcastic. To detect a fake account check out its albums. Without any doubt you can know if it is a fake.


  • Firstly there will be one or two pictures

  • Secondly there will be unlimited comments and less replies.

The other pictures that are tagged in the profile will be totally irrelevant. Simply do not let the fake profile to tag you in pictures. As soon you have detected the fake account the best thing left to do is to delete or report as spam. Follow the above criteria and determine if it is a fake account. Get rid of it and secure your personal information. The number of fake accounts is increasing each coming day and threatening your privacy. As soon it is determined that it is a fake account simply delete it or report as spam because this is the best way to protect your private information contained on Facebook.

Debajyoti Banerjee is the Founder, Director & CEO of Seven Boats - A leading digital marketing agency & digital marketing training institute in India since 2011. He is a Google & LinkedIn Certified Digital Marketer & Trainer, Brand Strategist, Consultant & Entrepreneur. Debajyoti has 17+ years of domain expertise & successful track records in Digital Marketing & emerging technologies. Learn more Schedule an appointment with Debajyoti Banerjee

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