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How to report a fake Facebook profile to Facebook

If you receive a friend request from someone who you think you’re already friends with on Facebook, it may be a criminal trying to create a mirror of your friend’s account to get all of that friends contacts onto the new (fake) account.

The easiest thing to do is to contact the original account owner directly and ask him/her if they’re creating a new account (or somehow accidentally un-friended you)?  If they did, go ahead and accept the new friend request.

If you can’t get in touch with the original account’s owner, you can click on the name of the account in the friend request and check out the new profile.  If it has no posts older than a few days (or a few hours), it is very likely a fake account.

Once you’ve determined you’re looking at a fake Facebook profile, here’s how to report the fake profile to Facebook:

Find the three dots in the box to the right of the “Message” button on the fake profile’s main page.  Click on the three dots and the menu will display.  Click on “Report”.


Another menu will pop up – click on “Report this profile”:


Then click on “Continue”.

Another menu will pop up asking why you’re reporting this profile.  Click on “They’re pretending to be me or someone I know”, then click on “Continue”.


Hmmmm… I feel like a step is missing here?  If I missed a screenshot, you can probably figure out the next step.  If it asks, obviously tell it you’re reporting a friend’s profile – not your own.  Something like that…

At some point, another menu stating “What You Can Do” will pop up.  Click on “Submit to Facebook for Review”.


The menu will prompt you for the name of the original account owner’s profile name.  Type their profile name into the prompt and click “Submit”.


Now that you’ve reported the fake profile to Facebook, you can just click “Done”.


Good luck!  Thanks for helping keep Facebook safe for your friends and family!

I’ll decide for myself if meat looks fresh, thank you!

I was just at the supermarket and I saw this written on a package of hamburger meat:

Meat Freshness


Really?  You want me to take your meat even if it starts discoloring and doesn’t “look” fresh to me (because you say so)?  Thanks for the suggestion, but I think I’ll stick with bright red being my first clue about the freshness of meat, thanks!


What driver do I need?

I guess I just don’t get it.  I want to update my notebook’s video drivers to see if it’ll make some issues I have go away.  I go to the manufacturer’s support web site and type in my Service Tag, which is supposed to narrow down my selections to just the hardware I have, and I get this list of 5 different video drivers for my notebook:

Driver Selection

Driver Selection

Yet the site provides no clues to tell me WHICH driver(s) my specific notebook needs?!?  What is the difference between the “Discrete” driver and the “Switchable” driver??  How am I supposed to know which one I’m supposed to use???

AT&T wastes paper to promote paperless!

Don’t you just hate it when you get a multi-page bill in the mail and one of the pages has like almost nothing on it??  How about when the extra page has a notice to ask you to sign up for paperless bills because it’ll save paper?!?

Go Paperless!

Enough said…

Welcome to!

That’s it… I’ve had enough!!  I’m tired of people who are supposed to have the answers, BUT DON’T!  I’m tired of people WASTING MY TIME and then saying “Thank you for your patience” (as if I had a choice)!  YOU’RE NOT WELCOME!! I need to vent! I need to get some of this off my chest!! It’s time for me to expose all these stupid companies and people.

In this blog, I hope to share with you my first hand experiences with people and companies I’ve had to deal with and their ridiculous excuses for what they call “technical support“, “customer service“, etc.  I don’t know how much good it will do, but I’ll feel better when I’m done.  :o)