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Someone has opened a facebook account under my name used my

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Someone has opened a facebook account under my name used my picture and sent false information to someone else, how do I find out what happened to this account as I cannot find it and would like to know who did this
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 5 years ago.
Hi, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com.

You can report the fake profile to facebook:

  1. Go to the fake profile page
  2. Click the icon near the top right,
    ,
    and then select Report/Block
  3. Choose a reason for your report (ex: This profile (timeline) is pretending to be someone or is fake)
  4. Choose a report type, if prompted
  5. Click Continue to submit your report


Reference:
http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=167722253287296

Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So will this help me find out who or where this false account under my name was established?
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 5 years ago.
Unfortunately, usually not, as anyone can create (fake) multiple facebook accounts/email addresses. And facebook or any email provider does not have the resource to track all accounts. Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Is there know way if a fake account has been opened and then deleted on the same day that facebook can find this?
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 5 years ago.
There is no way to know if a fake account has been opened (as you do not need to submit any document/proof when opening a facebook account). You and/or other people must report the fake account. Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

The fake profile has been deteled how else do we report this?

Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 5 years ago.
Since it's been deleted, then there is no need to report to facebook. Thank you.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I dont agree this has caused me to lose my fiancee, and what if they keep opening other profiles under my name.
Expert:  Viet - Computer Tech replied 5 years ago.
I"m really sorry, but unfortunately, anyone should understand that people can be anonymous online. For example, you, yourself, can go to yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc and create a new email address and then create a new, fake facebook account with that email address, and no one knows. All you can is report. Usually, they only investigate is when there is scam/money, etc. involved. Thanks.
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