Wednesday, 30 April 2014

How to identify a fake facebook profile

How to identify a fake facebook profile
Facebook is the most popular social networking site having a huge number of users. But according to some surveys, 60% of the girls' facebook profiles are fake or inactive. You might have got so many friend requests of unknown girls having an attractive profile picture. But most of them could be fake. I've noticed that some freaky guys create fake profiles and make other guys fool. If you are chatting with so many girls on facebook and thinking that they all are real then you wrong. Before accepting or sending friend requests to unknown people, you should make sure that they are real. Usually we add only those people in our friend list which are personally known to us, but sometimes to make a big community people accept requests of unknown people also. Here are some tips to identify a fake facebook profile.

1. Profile picture

Profile picture is the first thing to check to identify a fake facebook profile. Maximum fake facebook profiles have a profile picture of celebrities. Some of the fake facebook profiles use attractive and hot girls' images. So, before sending friend requests to such profiles, check whether all the profile pictures of that profile seems to be of a same person. If you find different profile pictures of different people in that profile picture album, then that profile is fake.

2. Date of Account Creation

Maximum fake profiles are created in recent dates. If you get any friend request and you find that account suspicious, then check the profile creation date. If that profile is created recently, then that profile may be fake.

3. Number of Friends

Maximum fake accounts have big number of friends. So check the friend list of any unknown friend request sender and if that has a huge list of friends, that may be a fake profile. For a real person's profile, you may notice that they have less number of friends and there is one thing that also matters, Gender. A boy's profile has maximum male friends and a girl's profile has maximum female friends, although it is not true for every real profile but this thing can be noticed for maximum real profiles.

4. Social Media Activity

Generally, a real person shares his/her life events and other things which any common man likes to share in his profile. But you can notice that there is hardly a status update is made. Fake profiles don't reply to anyone's questions or don't interact with anyone. They don't provide any proof also which can indicate them as a real person. They only update profile pictures and do spamming in groups and pages. They request you to like pages or join groups.

An Awesome Trick To Detect A Fake Profile Picture

I have mentioned some points above to detect a fake facebook profile. Now I'm going to share a trick which is the most useful trick to detect a fake facebook profile. You can find the real name or source of any fake profile picture. Just follow the steps:
  • Login to your facebook profile and visit any random profile having a good looking profile picture and big number if friends. I recommend you choosing any girl's profile.
  • Now save her profile picture in your desktop and visit images.google.com
  • Now drag the saved picture and drop it into the search bar of images.google.com (you can directly drag the photo from facebook profile to Google Images search bar also)
  • That's it. It will show you the source from where that picture was copied and used in the fake profile.
Here is a video I created to demonstrate this trick:

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