How to Report Bullies, Scammers and Impersonators on Facebook for Immediate Sanctions

How to Report on Facebook

Facebook, as we all know is a place where over a billion people from all walks of life come to have fun, network and meet new people. Bringing one billion people together is no child’s play as there are bound to be some bad nuts whose only aim is to make the platform uninteresting for others by trying to bully, insult, scam and even impersonate other users.

The social media platform is very much aware of these abuses and as a result, put mechanisms in place to help rid the platform of such users. So, in this article, I will outline some of the mechanisms you can use to report someone who insults you, bullys you or scams you to Facebook.

After reviewing your report, Facebook will permanently terminate the account of the person or suspend them depending on the gravity of the offense and whether it violates any of their community guidelines. However, if Facebook deems your report unfounded, the user will go scot free.

There are many ways to report someone on Facebook. You can report their profile, page, comment, photo or post. All these forms of report will be covered in this article so let’s get started.

How to report a Facebook profile

  1. Go to the person’s profile. You can do so by searching for his or her name in the search bar or finding them in your newsfeed.

2. Click on the three dots icon. On mobile, it’s found beneath the user’s name and titled ‘More.’ On desktop, it’s the bottom right of the user’s cover photo.

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3. Select ‘Give feedback or report this profile’

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4. Choose the reason you’re reporting that person.

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If you select ‘Pretending to Be Someone’ Facebook will ask if it is you, a friend, or a celebrity they are impersonating. If you choose ‘I Want to Help,’ you’ll be asked for more details, such as if it’s suicide, self-injury, harassment or a hacked profile.

  1. Click ‘Send.’

How to report a Facebook post

  1. Click on the three dots icon in the top right of the post

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2. Select ‘Give Feedback on This Post’

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3. Choose the reason you’re reporting that person.

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5. Click ‘Send.’

How to report a Facebook page or Group

Sometimes things can get really personal and nasty in Facebook groups. This can lead to verbal abuses and hot exchanges. If you found yourself in such a group that’s fond of attacking individuals, you can report the group for it to be taken down. This also applies to Facebook pages.

  1. Go to the Facebook page. You can find it by searching for it in the search bar or, if you’re a part of the group, it will be in the left sidebar of your home page under ‘Explore’ and ‘Groups.’

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2. Select the three dots icon ‘More.’

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3. Choose ‘Report Group.’

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4. Choose the reason you’re reporting that group.

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5. Click ‘Send.’

How to report a Facebook comment

If the comment is on someone else’s profile or post:

  1. Hover over the comment and click the three dots icon that appears next to it.

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2. Select ‘Give feedback or report this comment’

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3. Choose the reason you’re reporting that person.

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4. Click ‘Send.’

If the comment is on your profile or post:

  1. Hover over the comment and click the three dots icon that appears next to it

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2. Click ‘Delete.’ You cannot report comments made on your own profile or post, unfortunately. Deleting it will remove it from your profile.

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How to report a Facebook photo

  1. Open the photo up on Facebook.

2. Hover over the photo and click ‘Options’ if you’re on a desktop. If on mobile, select the three dots icon in the top right corner.

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3. Select ‘Give feedback or report photo.’

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4. Choose the reason you’re reporting that photo. Facebook will ask follow-up questions if you choose harassment or nudity.

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5. Click ‘Send.’

How to view your reports

If you want to view the reports you’ve sent to Facebook, you can do so by following these steps.

  1. Click the down arrow in the top right of your menu bar.

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2. Select ‘Settings.’

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3. Select ‘Support inbox’ toward the bottom of the sidebar.

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4. Click on ‘Details’ to see more information about each report.

Now that you know how to report profiles, comments, posts, and images on Facebook don’t hesitate to report anyone who insults, scams or tries to bully you.

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