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I don't always make fake Facebook profiles but when I do, I troll the f$%& out of people.

I don’t always make fake Facebook profiles but when I do, I troll the f$%& out of people.

 

Be it is a friend request on Facebook or LinkedIn, or an email complementing you on your online profile, if you don’t know the sender, check them out online before engaging in any way:

 

How to quickly check if a profile is genuine

 

1) Google their email address / username

You’ll quickly see other profiles associated with this identity and if they are consistent and authentic. You’ll also see if the email address has been blacklisted and already has a history of fraudulent activities.

 

2) Google their real name

If their name is very generic you can search it together with the email address / username. If there are no matches it’s probably because it’s a fake profile.

 

3) Google their profile image

If the image is being used or has been used by someone else, it might be that their account got cloned. If the name brings up a different image in the search results than the profile image it could mean this is a false profile.

 

Don’t take anything at face value in the online world. It is not real. It is a virtual world. Just because some of us keep it real doesn’t mean anyone on the internet can be trusted. Be vigilant and smart.

 

You know, like Sherlock:

Fake Profile Sherlocked

Fake Profile Sherlocked

 

Remember: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! 😮

 

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