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

In a nutshell: In today's digital age, social media impersonation can pose significant risks to your personal and professional identity. If you discover someone is pretending to be you on Facebook,

Adam Goldkamp is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Jun 20, 2024

Introduction

In today's digital age, social media impersonation can pose significant risks to your personal and professional identity. If you discover someone is pretending to be you on Facebook, swift action is essential to protect your reputation. If you find a profile or Page pretending to be you, someone you know, or a public figure, follow these steps to report it. You can use the Facebook app on your device or web browser on your PC or Mac.

Log In to Your Facebook Account

Go to www.facebook.com on your web browser or open your mobile app. If you have forgotten your password, click forgotten password and follow the onscreen instructions.

Please enter your email address or phone number and password and click the blue “Login” button to access your Facebook account.

How do I report someone that is impersonating me on Facebook? (Step 1)

Locate the Impersonating Profile

Enter the name used by the impersonating profile using the search bar at the top of the page. If you can't find it, ask friends to send you a link.

How do I report someone that is impersonating me on Facebook? (Step 2)

Go to the Profile

Next, click on the three dots (...) below the cover photo on the impersonating profile to open more options.

How do I report someone that is impersonating me on Facebook? (Step 3)

Report the Impersonating Profile

Click “Find Support or Report Profile” from the drop-down menu.

How do I report someone that is impersonating me on Facebook? (Step 4)

Choose the Reason

Select "Pretending to be Someone" from the list of options provided.

How do I report someone that is impersonating me on Facebook? (Step 5)

Specify the Details

You'll need to specify if they are pretending to be you, someone you know, or a public figure. If it’s not you, you will need to provide the profile URL for the other person.

How do I report someone that is impersonating me on Facebook? (Step 6)

Submit the Report

Ensure all the information is correct, and then click the Submit button to send your report to Facebook.

How do I report someone that is impersonating me on Facebook? (Step 7)

Monitor the Status of Your Report

Facebook will notify you via the Support Inbox and your registered email address about the progress of your report. If you do not hear back or the issue persists, you can follow up through the Support Center.Additional TipsKeep Evidence: Save screenshots or links of the impersonating profile for your records in case they might be needed during the process.Report through Different Devices: If you encounter issues reporting via desktop, try using the Facebook mobile app.

Conclusion

Reporting impersonation on Facebook is crucial for maintaining your online identity and security. Follow these steps carefully to ensure the issue is addressed promptly. Always be vigilant about suspicious activity and encourage others to report impersonation. If you encounter any issues or have questions, visit the Facebook Support Page.

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