How do I report someone that is impersonating me on Facebook?

It's frustrating but it can happen. Sometimes someone creates an account that pretends to be you. Well here's the best way to stop it.

When you are spending time on Facebook, you want to feel safe there. You want to be able to trust the friends you add, and you want your friends to be able to trust you. If you find out that someone is pretending to be you and interacting with your friends in your place, you have to report them. You have to put a stop to the games of the one who is impersonating you.

Putting a Stop to the Impersonating Individual as a Facebook User

If you use Facebook, yourself, and you have an account set up, it should be easy for you to report the one who is impersonating you. Here are the steps that will help you do that:

1. The first thing that you need to do is log on to the Facebook website and sign in to your account.

2. Find the profile of the person who is impersonating you. You should be able to search for this individual, or, if they have attempted to add one of your friends on Facebook, you can have that friend send you a link to the profile.

3. Click on the three little dots that are at the top of that person's profile, on their cover photo, and then click "Give feedback or report this profile"

4. Follow the instructions that follow to report the one who is impersonating you and causing you trouble, letting Facebook know what that person is up to and why you do not want them doing what they are doing.

Putting a Stop to the Impersonating Individual Without Having Your Own Facebook Profile

You might not have set up a Facebook profile for yourself but you might have still found out that someone out there is trying to impersonate you. If a friend tells you that there is someone online who is pretending to be you, you can take steps to stop that person, even without having your own Facebook profile.

1. Head over to this page and go through the process that Facebook has set up for you to report the one impersonating you.

How do I report someone that is impersonating me on Facebook?

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