The issue of fake accounts and profiles persists on Facebook, despite the social network’s efforts to curtail the problem, and the latest tool aimed at helping users combat fraudulent accounts is Facebook application FakeOFF.
The app also runs an image scan to search the Web for the source of images that might be considered suspect.
FakeOFF said in a release detailing its app:
We like to think of FakeOFF as a social “human antivirus” app that can offer users real-time protection through background profile investigations and safeguard our children from harm.
The FakeOFF app is ideal for single people who are looking for new relationships on Facebook, parents who want to keep their children safe online, and “heavy” Facebook users who meet new people online every day.
Readers: Have you ever encountered fake profiles on Facebook?