There are certain things you can look for to spot a fake FB profile. Obviously the numerous out of the country friends and half naked women all over the friends list is a given, but there are many other obvious catches, especially in the kratom community or any community for that matter, that deals with drama and people “spying” in other groups and on people.
Let’s say Sally got kicked out of Kratom 101 Group (just made that up) because she was spreading lies about a vendor she hated because they wouldn’t give her a free hand out and so she reported their PayPal account and got it froze for sweet revenge. But she wants back in….to see what they are all saying about her now. She may have friends on the inside that will report to her with awesome screenshots! but that is simply not enough for Sally. She wants back in because she has to be apart of this group or she’ll just DIE!!!!! (Im being dramatic, but you get the idea).
So Sally goes and creates a new profile, adds her faithful kratom girls whom she “thinks” are friends and won’t rat out her fake profile. Let’s just say she has true friends that are not two-faced. They allow her back into the group and she remains in, gathering the gossip, perhaps goes off and creates her own group with her original profile, but stays hidden in her fake profile amongst these groups that have banned her.
MAN! Must be exhausting living life like this. Do they even have a life? Anyway, moving on.
How is a person to know what profile is fake or not. Here are some helpful tips to target them out:
- Dumb ass looking profile pics. A flower, a mystical goddess painting, a dragon! Oooo, a super sexy ass bitch that’s model material. Or maybe some normal looking hipster dude that wears a beanie 24/7. That means two things: 1) They don’t want their real face showing, and 2) They have something to hide.
- A bunch of weird ass hoes, body builder men/women, Indian pop star hopefuls, Chinese beauty queens right after their face bleaching appointment, and a few hippies. But make sure to look closely for kratom friends that might look familiar, sprinkled amongst all those other needy people. If you catch some, go look at their profile and check out THEIR friends like. You just might find Sally’s original profile amongst them.
- No friends at all, except a handful. Some don’t think that far ahead: Hmmm, I better add some friends so they don’t think I just recently made this profile to get back in.
Now, that covers fake profiles, but what about traitors? Friends of friends, a friend of a friend that hates you and wants to find shit on you that a friend of a friend of a friend’s friend told them. Ooooo juicy gossip right here. What about stalking? People viewing your profile?
Way 1: Using your Facebook Profile Page Source Code:
- First login to your facebook account
- Go to your profile page
- Right click on an inactive area on the profile page and select view page source from the option (or) press CTRL+U keys on the keyboard.
- Immediately a new tab window opens with the profile page information.
- Press Ctrl+F on your keyboard to open search box
- Now type “Friendslist” in the search field and press enter.
- You’ll find the word friends list are highlighted followed by the number such as 100001611164217. For example: 100001634124237-3 and 100001634161117 -2, here the prefix number’s represents the user profile id and suffix no -3 represents no of times that user views your profile.
- Open a new tab and type facebook.com/Enter the prefix no here and press enter.
- Now the facebook profile of the person who stalked on your facebook account will be opened in this tab.
- Now you know with whom you’re connected with the most.
Note: Since it uses the facebook profile id to track who views your profile the most, only the signed in facebook users are tracked.
Finally, you would think that when it comes to social media sites like Facebook, the people who use them are, well, socializing, right? Here are 10 ways these people use Facebook to spy on others:
- Checking Out Their Profile – Unless your privacy preferences are set accordingly, your personal info is not private. It requires action on the member’s part to safeguard from public view what that member wants to keep to herself, or limit to friends.
- Friending – Once a person has become a friend on Facebook, they can keep tabs on your status and posts fairly simply. The tendency to automatically friend someone who friends them can open doors that best remain shut.
- Fake Profiles – If someone wants to spy on another, and cannot expect to be friended using their actual persona and avatar, they might create a new one that appears less objectionable. This is one way of circumventing privacy settings, and another is …
- Spoof Profiles – it’s also possible to use the same name as another of the person’s friends to create an entirely new profile. They can select a friend on their list whose profile suggests a limited use of Facebook (ie, no profile photo, little personal info provided on profile), and pose as that other friend on a different account, adding mutual friends to the new profile as well.
- Friending Your Friends – It’s not uncommon for members to confirm friendships with unknown people based purely on the fact that they have mutual friends. So, the logic goes, they must be OK. Not necessarily.
- Sending Gifts – It’s just a friendly gesture in most cases, but it also opens your private info up to access by the 3rd party app that the gift was sent through. This in turn leaves your private info open to sharing with others who may want to access that info too.
- Reading posts – Although someone may not have access to your profile directly, they may be able to keep tabs on you through your friends’ walls and tagged photos.
- Adding an RSS Feed – In order to continuously keep up with your status, it’s possible for a member to simply add your updates and posts to their feed and then see whenever you are logged in, right from their desktop or website.
- Send a Message – Social engineering attempts to gain access to private info works essentially the same. In this case, Facebook provides the option of sending a message to someone who isn’t already a friend. It’s the first step toward gaining someone’s trust.
- Instant Personalization – Apps and programs that can be linked to your Facebook profile, are another means for others to spy on you. For instance, you’re reading a news article online and wish to make a comment. The website offers you the option of logging in, using your Facebook profile. Non-members can access your profile by following the link from your user name.
I know I have spies in my group. I know exactly who they are. Some even message me as a friend. But guess what, none of this matters because I remain above reproach. I don’t have mugshots someone could easily google. I don’t have nudes that even my poor son might run across someday during his journey into manhood. And I CERTAINLY do not pour out my heart to a person I have never even met.
The truth always comes out eventually. It’s the law of life, its called karma. It is just the way it is and it will hit you when it’s your turn. Just like that dumbass bitch who searched and found my gofundme page (which had nothing to do with the point of that article in the first place, but she HAD to search me and find SOMETHING), she ended up looking like a fool. If you are a good person and have nothing to hide, it honestly doesn’t matter how much fake friends, fake profiles, spies, etc you have. In fact, it’s a compliment! I shake my head and smile every morning when I check my group’s latest news, still seeing those whom I know the truth, still following me. It’s a fucking compliment. I am so amazing that they devote their time with me. View it that way and you’ll be fine 😉
HOWEVER, tis true that in some cases, for protection purposes from people that have tried to do them wrong, screw them over, stalk them, etc. some have to have a fake profile. This article is not talking about those rare few.