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How to identify fake accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Google+

09 July 2014


Life Desk :

Almost everyone who matters in some way is on one or more social networks. But on the flipside, there are many miscreants, who masquerade as celebrities or put up fake pages of well-known institutions. If you aren't careful you may end up following an imposter, instead of the real Aamir Khan or Katrina Kaif.
The real person may not even have a social networking account. So, how do you ensure you are following the right person?
On Twitter and Google+, some well-known individuals and organizations have got their accounts stamped with a "Verified" sign. On Twitter, it's a green tick mark, on G+, it's a grey tick mark. That indicates the social networking site has proactively verified the genuineness of the account. But all genuine accounts don't have the "verified" badge, reports the TNN.
The only other definite way to confirm the genuineness of an account is to find out the Twitter page from the official web page of the individual or institution.
But there could be fake web pages as well, and you may not know which is the authentic one.
In that case, the only option is to combine your gut instincts with common sense and logic. One way is to see whom the followers or mutual friends are. Two, take a close look at the type of status updates or tweets. Look for something that is odd or inconsistent. Then that may be a fake site.

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