Fake Account

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Social Media Fraud

What is this cybercrime?

  • Person makes fake account of another person on social media using his/her photos and other publicly available profile data.


  • Do not add unknown persons as friends else they may use your profile data/photos.
  • In social media settings, make the default settings of posts to “Friends only” and not “Public”.

Solution in case of incident

  • Report the profile and tell your friends too to do the same.
  • Take screenshots of the profile containing profile link, print them and submit the same to nearest Police Station along with complaint.

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