Dating From Facebook: How To Spot A Fake Facebook Dating Profile – Since Facebook dating is an acceptable way of finding love and building a solid emotional connection with someone else, it has also provided an open platform for others to use as a perfect platform to perform illegal atrocities such as defrauding others on the platform and cyberbullying amidst other harmful vices.
It is, therefore, pertinent for everyone who uses the Facebook dating platform to tread cautiously and know when to draw the line in conversations with other users.
Most accounts that carry out these harmful vices are mostly falsified, fake, lacking in authenticity or too perfect to be an original account. Most of them always post as philanthropists amidst other behaviours that seem too ponzi to be true.
If you are a Facebook dating frequent, you will also agree that most of the features mentioned hereunder are mostly how fake accounts operate on the platform. If you are a newbie on the site, take caution against most of these features or poses of fake users.
How To Spot A Fake Dating Profile
I must also add that most fraudsters know their tactics of posing with fake profiles have been identified and may take other turns. Still, these few poses will commonly be noticed since most intend to defraud, cyberbully or obtain valuable information from users.
1. Unclear pictures:
Most fake accounts can easily be identified by the users’ inability to want to upload a clear picture for fear of being identified after defrauding innocent victims.
2. Foreign profile:
Most fake accounts love using white profiles, posting white pictures and pretending to be a foreigner to demand money from unsuspecting victims.
3. Limited activities on account:
Most fake profiles are used to defraud or cyberbully others, so the creators of such accounts will have limited time to create an authentic account by uploading regular pictures and regularly updating the profile.
4. Senseless profile name:
Most fake accounts can be easily spotted by their strange names and are mostly too difficult to pronounce or meaningless to hear.
5. Sexual content:
Another quick spotter of fake dating profiles is a frequent upload of sexual content and indecent content. Even messages from such accounts are mostly sexually related.
6. Demand for personal information:
Fake Dating account users usually run into requesting the personal information of other users very quickly; they will ask for your financial status, place of work, formal name, contact address, and so all.
7. Incomplete profile:
Since the creators of these accounts are primarily in a rush to create the account, they end up creating accounts with incomplete profiles and limited information.
8. Inconsistent data:
They keep changing their narratives in their conversations. Whatever information they provide does not add up.
9. Few photographs:
Since these fake account users only have a little time to stay put and build a strong profile by frequently uploading photos, they have very few pictures that must be more accurate to be true.
10. Very scanty followers:
One will realise that because most of the fake accounts are new, they mostly need help to build the account and barely have a mutual friend with others or a good number of followers.
11. Request to click on a link:
If such is requested from you, the account is likely a fake. Do not click on any link.
1. What should I do If I realise an account is fake?
You can easily block the user or report the account to Facebook.
2. How do I ensure I do not fall victim to a fake account user’s manipulation?
Whenever they begin to ask you questions you don’t feel comfortable with, withdraw from such conversations or report the account if persistent increases.