How To Delete A Facebook Account Which Is Impersonating You
Profile impersonification, however is a serious issue – some people can completely replicate your profile, steal photos from your albums and have the same information displayed on social sites e.g Facebook, Orkut, Myspace. Here is how to delete a Facebook account, which is impersonating you.
Internet spam is everywhere, you get quite a few spam emails every week and if you are active on social sites, you have seen so many spam profiles here and there. From Facebook to Twitter to other social networking sites – you can see fake profiles, spam accounts on each platform.
What is profile impersonation?
In simple words, if someone is using your name, photo, personal details such as email ID, phone number, etc. to create a dummy account on various social networking websites, you can call that profile impersonation. This is harmful for you as well as your friends, relatives, colleagues, etc. Why? Because other people would treat the dummy account as you, and may share confidential information with that person.
Also every website including Facebook takes every impostor account request very seriously. Therefore, if you can find someone is impersonating you on Facebook, you can report that to the corresponding authority. They take further action after verifying all the details.
If you or any of your friends find someone impersonating a Facebook profile, here are the steps to ask Facebook to remove or block the spam profile.
Delete a Facebook Account Which is Impersonating You
First, note down the profile ID and the URL of the spam profile. This is required, because later you would want to check whether the same profile still exists or not.
Since you want Facebook to completely delete that profile, deleting the person from your friend list isn’t going to solve the problem. You have to report the profile as a spam profile and wait for some time till Facebook removes that person.
Open the profile in your browser and click the three-dotted button visible under the cover photo. Here you can find an option called ‘Give Feedback or Report this Profile.’ You need to select this option.
After that, you need to select an option why you want to report that profile. You can choose ‘Pretending to be someone’ option from the list and click the Send button.
There is another way to report a fake profile to Facebook. You need to visit this page first. Here you can find some options like these-
- Someone is using my email address on their account
- Someone has created an account for my business or organisation
- Someone has created an account pretending to be me or a friend
You would get various options based on the selection. Do follow all the screen instructions one after one and hit the submit button and you are done. An Administrator from Facebook will review your application and take action as a result of your report. You will not be notified whether any action has been taken to remove the profile, but you can enter the spam profile URL in the browser address bar and check whether it exists or not.
If you are redirected to the home page or get an error message, this means the profile has been successfully blocked and removed from Facebook.
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