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Facebook Impersonators are on the Rise!

Here’s the latest on these relentless spammers.

Have you seen the surge in Facebook spam reviews lately? As we’ve ushered in the new year, it appears Facebook spammers have decided to jump on the welcome wagon. Since the start of 2024, there has been a tsunami of scammers attempting to lure Facebook users into clicking malicious links. 

These are not your typical investment or Bitcoin scammers; these spam accounts have escalated their tactics to impersonate Facebook itself!

Imitation Isn’t Always the Sincerest Form of Flattery.

These impersonators meticulously replicate Facebook’s visual elements, including logos, colors, and layouts. This level of detail makes it challenging for users to discern between real Facebook communication and the deceptive efforts of cybercriminals.

Deceptive Messages and Urgent Alerts

These accounts often initiate contact by posting reviews on your page, posing as Facebook support, or claiming there are urgent issues with the user’s account. These messages may include alarming statements, such as warnings of account suspension or notifications of security breaches, designed to evoke a sense of urgency.

To add an element of legitimacy, the impersonator may use official-sounding language and request that the user click on a link for immediate resolution. However, this link leads to a fraudulent website that could compromise the user’s personal information.


Facebook isn’t exactly a champion at swiftly handling spammy reviews. They don’t have a designated team to contact for escalating removal requests, and it sometimes seems like reporting a bogus review does nothing. However, we have noticed that Facebook seems to take impersonation very seriously.

WebPunch has seen Facebook taking action in 2024 to remove reviews posted by these impersonators. Their algorithm appears to be effective at identifying many of these mimicking accounts and promptly removing them.

However, Facebook seems to be less concerned about scammers who aren’t pretending to be Facebook employees. Most other bogus reviews often slip through the algorithm cracks and need to be reported manually.

A One-Two Punch for Spammers and Scammers!

The more reports Facebook receives about a bogus review, the better. Below are easy-to-follow steps for reporting spam reviews on Facebook.

Reporting and blocking spam reviews on Facebook is a breeze.

Here's a step-by-step guide:

1. Click on the Three Dots 

When you come across a suspicious review click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the content.

2. Select “Report post.”

From the dropdown menu, choose the “Report post” option. This will open a new window with reporting options.

3. Choose the Appropriate Category.


4. Submit Your Report.

Once you’ve filled in the necessary details, don’t forget to hit the “Submit” button so Facebook can review your report and take appropriate action.

5. Time to Block! 

After submitting your report, you will have the option to block the profile.

Remember, folks, reporting spam isn’t just about tidying up your corner of the ring; it’s like being in a tag-team match where the whole Facebook community’s got your back. Together, we’re making sure our social media arena stays a fair fight for everyone!

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