5 Best Ways to Identify If The person You Are Chatting With on Facebook is Real or Fake
It is generally advisable not to accept people who have no mutual friends with you. However, if you do, it is better to check their profile and read it thoroughly before you end up revealing any information about yourself to the person. A general give away of a fake person would be the profile picture.
You might have come across the term Cyber Crime and Cyber Security. With the upcoming tech savvy generation, cyber crime is now more common than before. Facebook, being the most common place for these activities where people (especially the younger people) are lured into wrong doings. However, it is extremely difficult to keep track of which account is fake and which real. So we bring you the best 5 ways to identify whether the person you are talking to on Facebook is genuine or not
It is generally advisable not to accept people who have no mutual friends with you. However, if you do, it is better to check their profile and read it thoroughly before you end up revealing any information about yourself to the person. A general give away of a fake person would be the profile picture. A fake account is generally found to have pictures of babies, sceneries, flowers or something as their profile pictures. So look out for a real profile picture.
This implies that along with the profile picture and news feed, you also ought to have a thorough check of their friend list too. Check whether this person has friends globally or locally. In general, a lot of global friends is indicative of a fake account. A person with local friends indicates a more genuine account. You can also check for the person tagging people in pictures or friends tagging him/her in some pictures. This may help you segregate the real ones from the fake ones.
Search more about this person. See what returns you get on other social media sites. If this person doesn’t have any match on other social media sites like instagram, twitter or any other, it is a huge red flag for it’s credibility.
Fake people obviously lie and mot just once. Understand, anticipate whether all the stroies that you’ve been told, do they match? Do they make sense? Do they sound right? Do they constantly change or something? A person’s story telling can be cracked down to whether the person is lying or telling the truth. Moreover, make sure to never reveal intimate stuff to anyone anyone.
One of the biggest red flags for a person is that of whether the person dodges you or not. A fake person will dodge your questions. Like any detail you ask about their lives or their picture or phone number or anything, they will tend to deviate from the topic and discuss something off-topic. A real person wouldn’t mind sharing about their work or their basic life whereas a fake person will constantly dodge your questions.
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