noticed an increase in friend requests? Have you ever wondered if any of those
are REAL people?
bombarded with a plethora of fake Facebook friend requests.
these profiles, the first and most recent post is porn related. When this happens, I notify the mutual friend and will remind them to take the time to see who they are friending.
- Account was made recently 2015, 2016.
- Account has no history published for earlier years, but Facebook says they have been a member since 2009, etc.
- Most fake accounts have 1 image or no real profile photo of the person. Some may only have a select few photos over a long span of time. A well seasoned user would have more photos posted over a long period of time. A fake account may have 7-10 photos posted on the same day.
- User has very few friends in common and or friends in general.
- There is little to no interaction on their page with friends, no comments, likes or responses over their long time line.
- Profile picture seems to good to be true, that hot model added you today! They even messaged you and are interested in you!
- When in doubt use reverse image search. Take their image and see if it is a real person or not.
- When in doubt deny, deny, deny.
- The user doesn’t “like” any bands, books, or movies.
- The user doesn’t belong to any groups.
posts. If they haven’t posted in at least a month, then chances are, they’re
not active on Facebook, so I won’t add them either.
seem to weed out inactive profiles and political clutter on my Facebook feed.
Many of these users are no longer on Facebook but are still counted against
your 5,000 friend limit.
redirected back to your personal Facebook page. At that point, you can
officially “unfriend” them and free up more room to add more people.
people, but I’d rather have a small number of quality friends than a maxed out
5,000 limit of fake profiles or a plethora of people posting crap I don’t want
to see on my newsfeed.