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.