Monday, February 6, 2012

How To Spot Fake Facebook Accounts

Barracuda Labs analyzed 2,884 active Facebook accounts to determine the differences between authentic ones and fake pages created by scammers and spammers.
Among the findings are:

  • 97 percent of fake profiles are created using women’s names, and 58 percent claim to be interested in both men and women.
  • The fake profiles averaged 726 friends, while the authentic ones averaged just 130.
  • 15 percent of the actual profiles had no status updates, while that figure soared to 43 percent for the fakes.

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