Over the weekend, many got crazy over the duplicate of their facebook accounts with zero content, no photos, etc. Speculations arises as there might have been specific targets.
One group from UP Cebu named “Tug-ani” posted an alert after 8 UP Cebu students were arrested.
ALERT: Dozens of empty duplicate accounts bearing active usernames of UP Cebu students surface tonight. Victims…
Some were also experiencing a message from these fake accounts.
As it quickly went all over the internet, everyone started checking on their names and of their loved ones. They found a few and immediately brought to attention and asked everyone to mass report the fake accounts.
Not only UP, but also other universities such as UST, DLSU, and ADMU gave warnings to everyone about this developing problem. Everyone is giving our advisories and alerts to be very keen and careful on interacting over Facebook.
PUBLIC ADVISORYThe University of the Philippines System has received reports that fake or dummy Facebook accounts have…
Advisory from the University Data Protection OfficeReport an account impersonating you or someone you know…
How to report dummy accounts and keep your accounts safe:
- Report to National Privacy Commission: https://www.privacy.gov.ph/complaints-main/
- Report on Facebook:
There are already numerous list of PUP students whose fake accounts are already elicited and mass reported. Although some are having strenuous effort in taking down multiple accounts. If this happens to you, make sure to follow these guidelines:#HandsOffOurStudents pic.twitter.com/bVGB0taRnG
— PUP Campus Journalists (@pupcjs) June 7, 2020