Finding out that someone’s impersonating you on Facebook can be extremely frustrating. Some impersonators are so good at what they do that the fake pages are hard to distinguish from the real ones. Cloning other people’s accounts and impersonating them goes against Facebook’s Community Standards.
Take immediate action by reporting fake or cloned accounts and pages to Meta. Do that even if the fake accounts impersonate someone you know or a public figure, not necessarily your own Facebook account. The good news is that you can report fake profiles even if you don’t have a Facebook account.
How Do I Report Fake Facebook Accounts and Pages?
Report Fake or Cloned Facebook Profiles
- Go to the profile you want to report
- Select Find support or Report profile
- Click on Pretending to be someone
- Select Celebrity and hit Send
If you’re not on Facebook but want to report a fake Facebook account pretending to be you, there’s a special form that you can use to get the job done. Choose the best description for your situation and follow the on-screen instructions to fill out the form.
Report Fake or Cloned Facebook Pages
- Go to the fake or cloned Page
- Select Find support or Report Page
- Click on Scams and Fake Pages
- Select Pretending to be another person
- Hit the Send button
Don’t forget to type the person’s name that the fake account is impersonating.
You can also use a special form to report Facebook pages impersonating a public figure. Remember that you can’t use this form to report fake profiles. You can only use it to report fake Pages. By the way, Meta won’t remove the fan or opinion Pages if you use this form.
If you come across a fake Facebook account or page, the best course is to report it to Meta. Go to the respective page or profile, click on “More options,” and select “Find support or Report profile/Page.” Alternatively, you can fill out a special form to report the impersonators.
Have you ever spotted a fake Facebook profile or page? Did you report it to Meta? Let us know in the comments below.