Aug 14, 2012 - Go Mobile Social Local    7 Comments

83 million Facebook accounts are fakes and dupes

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If you’re using a fake name on your Facebook account, maintaining a personal profile for your beloved pet or have a second profile you use just for logging in to other sites, you have one of the…

“People have talked amout this time and time again, finally it seems like Facebook are tightening up on their own terms and conditions. Heaps of marketers especially those who were selling high ticket Social Media for business courses back in late 2009 and early 2010 were actually teaching strategies which involve multiple Facebook accounts personal accounts – back then there were no business pages. These course flouted Facebooks only terms of service and did nothng other than line the pockets of those who were essentially clueless blaggers!” Sadie

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  • Hi Sadie,
    I just started on Facebook around a year ago so I had no idea that there were so many fake accounts. I hope Facebook brings an end to this type of activity because it’s not fair to the people who are not into this. Thanks for bringing this matter to light.

    • I agree with you Shelley and it’s all about respect really.
      Just a couple of years back that self proclaimed Social Media Gurus were teaching people to open multiple Facebook accounts, completely breeching Facebook’s own Terms of Service. Very disrespectful!
      Not only that but these rule flouters where selling high priced courses for business owners teaching them to use the same methods.
      Very unprofessional! 🙂

  • It seems to me that since Facebook made the decision to share stock in its company it has now decided to clean up the platform. I can understand that but the frequent changes are a little inconvient some times. I do agree that the mess the old marketing tricks people were taught does need to be cleaned out. FB needs a real number of how many people have accounts active or otherwise. What I do not like is that some 200 old accounts have shown up in my friend numbers and I have to now manually unfriend these dead accounts. Still one of the best place to market in my opinion.

  • Great post, Sadie! I knew that there were a lot of fake profiles out there, but I had no idea that it was that many. It’s one thing putting a profile up of a pet for fun (I don’t have a fake profile, but just talking about the difference between the obviously fake and spam.) and quite another to pretend to be someone you are not.

    • I work with bands and some of their members are on Facebook under a pseudonym … but they are not trying to trick anyone just trying to keep some aspect of their lives private … a little like a pen name for an author. Some people though have multiple profiles for gaming the system! Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  • Sadie,
    thanks once again for sharing your knowledge.. I had no idea about fake accounts… I suspected there was something not right but as usual.. just carried on and mined my business..

    One thing I like to mention since I am certain I am in that category… some of us may have multiple accounts not because we wanted them but because we do not know how to go about and delete any account so we stick with all of them and confuse ourselves to the maximum (I am anyway)Love to learn from people like you… hope you keep sharing and so I have homes to learn more and better.

  • Hi Sadie,

    This was a very interesting article. I had not idea there are so many fake Facebook accounts. These profiles are further broken down into categories! I have been aware of the Facebook policy of one account per person, however I know several people who maintain two separate accounts. Honestly, I wouldn’t take the chance of losing my account and I don’t understand the reasoning to having two in the first place.

    Facebook is ramping up their game and showing it in so many ways. Before going public, I think people could get away with breaking rules or policies, but they seem more strict and are following through with their regulations. If you are going to play, play by the rules.

    Raena Lynn

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