How do I report a fake account?

If you have a Facebook account and want to report someone that’s pretending to be you or someone you know: 1.Go to the profile of the fake account 2.Click on the cover photo and select Report 3.Follow the on-screen instructions to file a report If you don’t have a Facebook…

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How to Reveal a Fake Facebook Account

Steps 1 Know why it is important to spot a fake account. First and foremost, somebody with a fake account is—almost by definition—a con artist. Unless you run with that crowd, you probably don’t want them in your life. While they may present themselves as a friend, or even a…

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Fake LinkedIn profiles used by hackers

A growing number of hackers are targeting professionals on LinkedIn, according to security firm Symantec. Its investigation uncovered dozens of fake accounts on the social network, across a variety of industries. Posing as recruiters, the fake accounts allow hackers to map the networks of business professionals and gain the trust…

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How to Spot a Fake Online Dating Profile

Since the advent of eHarmony, OKCupid, and other dating services, more and more people are taking the plunge and creating an online dating profile. However, not all profiles are created equal—some companies and individuals use them to promote themselves and get ahead in some way. We gathered our best tips…

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