Reporting With Facebook Account

Step 1

Log in to your Facebook account and navigate to the offending person’s timeline.

Step 2

Click the “Settings” gear icon on the Facebook timeline attached to the Messages button.

Step 3

Click the “Report/Block” option.

Step 4

Select a reason for reporting the person from the available options. If the profile is fake, select an option for the person the profile impersonates.

Step 5

Click “Continue” and add a description for why you’re reporting the timeline.

Step 6

Check the “I Confirm That This Report Is Correct” box.

Click “Continue.”

Report Without a Facebook Account

Step 1

Navigate to the “Report an Imposter Account” website (link in Resources). Make sure you are not logged in. This report is for people that want to report a fake Facebook account, but do not have a Facebook account themselves. For example, use this form if you know of someone who is impersonating you on Facebook, but you don’t have an account of your own.

Step 2

Select an option for why you are reporting a profile in the What Issue Are You Experiencing drop-down field. The only option you can submit with this form is “This Person Is Pretending To Be Me or a Friend.” The other options provide links to additional forms. If you need to select another form, click the link and fill out the requested information.

Complete the remaining fields and answer each question on the form you have selected and click the “Send” button.