If you maintain several facebook accounts, there is word that the social giant is about to bring out the Big Axe to disable these profiles. Joe Sullivan, the chief security officer for Facebook told CNN that the company is committed to finding and disabling fake accounts. It is estimated that there are over 83 million fake accounts on Facebook. That’s almost 9 percent of their monthly active userbase which is around 955 million! Facebook understands that this is a problem and as such has taken measures to classify (3) different types of fake accounts:
Undesirable Accounts – Facebook user accounts that are used for nefarious reasons
Misclassified Accounts – Facebook user accounts that have been made for companies, groups or pets
Duplicate Accounts – Facebook user accounts that are a replication of another existing account
Facebook will be using their new discovery system to sniff out these accounts. They will be looking for accounts that aren’t active. Once Facebook finds what they think is a fake account, they will make no apologies for deleting everything associated with that account. If this occurs on one of your accounts from your IP, you will be banned from making future accounts. This is not to be taken lightly. You have been warned.
An advocate for a free and open web and a serial entrepreneur, Preston has an in depth working history online with ecommerce, content creation and affiliate marketing. Most recently, Preston has had both the opportunity and pleasure to serve the Internet Marketing Grind Forums as a moderator.