Barracuda Labs analyzed 2,884 active Facebook accounts to determine the differences between authentic ones and fake pages created by scammers and spammers.

The infographic shared below covers extremely important points that can help anyone in identifying the fake profiles on Facebook, some of those points are:

  • There are 97% fake profile owners who have set their genders as female on Facebook.
  • There are 68% fake profiles on Facebook that claim to have attended college.
  • 43% of fake profiles never updated their status.
  • According to the below infographic, fake profiles carries more Facebook friends in their list than the real ones.

facebook real and fake profiles

Source: Barracuda Labs