Fake Facebook Profiles

The instructions/screenshots on how to report a fake Facebook profile have changed from what is in this post.

Please use the new instructions here!

The Facebook Terms have not changed when it comes to using fake names and there are a slew of profiles that are people making their avatar names from Second Life on Facebook.  They don’t want to use their real names for these accounts maybe they don’t want anyone to know who they really are.  Maybe some of them are the same person and just want people to think they are someone else and use Facebook to help fool people.

They even have groups in Facebook to petition to let them keep their fake profiles.  Facebook is not Second Life and this needs to stop.  Do we want our family members friended by these people who are hiding behind fake names?  You have no idea what their intentions are and if harm is done it will make it even harder for authorities to identify who they are.

The Facebook Terms say:

Registration and Account Security

Facebook users provide their real names and information, and we need your help to keep it that way. Here are some commitments you make to us relating to registering and maintaining the security of your account:

  1. You will not provide any false personal information on Facebook, or create an account for anyone other than yourself without permission.
  2. You will not use your personal profile for your own commercial gain (such as selling your status update to an advertiser).
  3. You will not use Facebook if you are under 13.
  4. You will not use Facebook if you are a convicted sex offender.
  5. You will keep your contact information accurate and up-to-date.
  6. You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account.
  7. You will not transfer your account to anyone without first getting our written permission.
  8. If you select a username for your account we reserve the right to remove or reclaim it if we believe appropriate (such as when a trademark owner complains about a username that does not closely relate to a user’s actual name).

http://www.facebook.com/terms.php?ref=pf

Please begin reporting these phony profiles and get Facebook a hand by letting them know which accounts are not someones real name.  Here is how you report

CLICK HERE TO START REPORTING FAKE FACEBOOK PROFILES NOW!

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4 Responses

  1. hey you forgot to list me! well, i actually am real, but FB disabled me

    a second life profile does not act as proof of being fake

    in the state of new hampshire, $75, a simple free form, and 3 minutes in front of a judge means a fully legal name change! you can’t ever use your old name (i suppose you could change it back)

    and it was interesting to see that about half the credit cards did not need to see anything. they simply continually monitor your social security number

    the social security administration does need to see your court paper (just a few paragraphs) as did the bank and passport admin

    but anyway, an sl link to a profile page may, at very best, prove that that name is the name of an sl avatar

    am i a nut about this? i dunno, but my birth name is not one i picked out, so what is wrong with changing your name? (plus it fits on a license plate)

    also, some peeps on your list, like Torley are what are called Facebook fan pages. fan pages are made for businesses, celebrities, etc, and don’t have the 5,000 friend limit

    so what about you? who are you? this seems kinda fake and i am sorry that sl peeps bug you on facebook so much. come on, if you want to affect a diff, maybe stop Mafia Wars, sure seems that something making killing seem cool is far more noble a cause for someone like you that clearly has energy and passion

    anyway, just my two cents

    namaste

    btw – ener hax is way older than second life, it was l33t speak for a dungeons & dragons easter egg for hidden power ups – energy hacks turned into ener hax

    kinda like w00t is short for “wow! loot” in finding treasure in some games

    namaste

    • I’ll post your name if you are asking it but since you are hiding behind another fake name to cover up your Second Life fake name then you are gonna have to tell your Second Life fake name so I can make a post for you. The post made for Torley is not a fan page. THIS is Torleys fan page.

      If you got your name changed legally at the court then good for you! You can show it to Facebook if and when they close down your account. This site brings awareness to the problem growing on Facebook about the fake accounts and hope to get other people to report them. Facebook TOS says “we need your help to keep it that way”. We are giving that help.

      I am sorry you dont understand the TOS and have such a lost idea of the real world and how things work. Maybe inside your little Second Life world you can break rules and nobody can stop you but in the real world theres people who dont like rulebreakers.

      • Well to be honest, Facebook broke the rules as they opened up private information to search engines without much of a warning, so why care about their TOS? Either way I’m really glad I didn’t enter my real name on Facebook. Its neither safe nor sane to give Facebook access to all your personal info – you should be warning people about that instead. If I can’t be on Facebook anonomously I rather won’t be there at all, and I’m sure many with me.

        But why all this hate? You seem to have made this your personal vendetta. Have you been conned by some avatars or what? No offence, I’m just curious. Only, just because someome is anonymoys doesn’t meen they are necessarily evil.

        Anyway, good luck with you quest! I admire the effort, even if I don’t agree with you.

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