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“My Facebook was HACKED” is a phrase I’m hearing more often lately. Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world, with over 2.8 billion active users. Unfortunately, with such a large user base, there are bound to be some bad actors who create fake accounts to scam, hack, spoof or deceive others. These fake accounts, also known as “spoofs,” can be harmful to both individuals and businesses, as they are easy to setup and help someone else impersonate you. If you come across a spoof account on Facebook, or your friends are getting new friend requests from a new account that looks like you, it’s important to report it to Facebook and encourage your friends to do the same. 

Here’s how to report a spoof account on Facebook:

  1. Go to the FAKE account’s profile page. You can perform a search to find the new account spoofing yours. While you are here, you can *copy the link to the fake profile page for later use.
  2. Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the fake page.
  3. Select “Find support or report profile.”
  4. Choose the reason for your report, such as “Pretending to be someone else” or “Fake account.”
  5. Follow the prompts to provide additional information about the fake account.
  6. Click “Submit” to send your report to Facebook.

support for my facebook was hacked spoof identityEncourage your friends to report the spoof account to help to get it taken down more quickly. Here’s how:

  1. Share a post on YOUR own Facebook page warning your friends about the fake account.
  2. *Paste the link to the FAKE page, copied from step 1, into your post. Ask your friends to report the fake account by clicking the fake account’s profile link and following the steps above.


Sadly, there will always be people trying to dupe you on the internet. You can prevent a lot of future headaches by verifying your existing friends are actually sending you a new friend request before clicking “Accept”. Facebook has several profile privacy and marketing settings which could be opted out of to lessen your exposure to scammers.  Also, updating your passwords and using 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) on all of your internet accounts, whenever possible, makes it significantly harder for anyone to impersonate your online persona. 

Hopefully this post will reduce the frequency I hear “My Facebook was HACKED”. If needed, please call for friendly advice and assistance resolving this and any other issues I am able to help with, or submit a support request at my website.

Michael – TekNow Services