How To Report a Fake Bumble account

Fake dating profiles usually outnumber the real ones on most dating apps. It’s a fact of life that most of us have come to terms with and usually recognize and ignore the moment we see them. We know we should report them and get them removed but most of us don’t. For those new to dating apps, this tutorial will walk you through how to report a fake Bumble account. I’ll also provide some pointers on how to spot the fakes in the first place.


Bumble has come a long way since those early days. It is still full of fakes but the catfish are slowly being removed thanks to verification. Along with more human moderation, Bumble is working to clean up the app significantly. There are still a ton of fakes on there though and it seems they will be a problem for a long time yet.

Reporting a fake Bumble account

Few users ever seem to bother reporting the fakes they spot when swiping but will report them if they begin interacting with the faker. Bumble has made it as simple as possible to report those fake accounts and uses human moderators to help keep the app as clean as practically possible.

There are two main ways to report a fake Bumble account. One, from an obviously fake profile in your stack and two from within a conversation if you matched and are chatting.

Report a fake profile

If you have the patience, you can report any fake profiles you come across within the app. This does help the community and improve it for everyone but there are so many fake profiles on the app that most of us don’t bother. If you want to be better than that, here’s how to do it.

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the profile and select Block and Report.
  2. Select a reason and add any supplementary information if required.
  3. Select Submit Report.

That’s all there is to it. Bumble will then investigate, check out the profile and take the action they deem necessary.

Report a faker within chat

If you connected with someone and later found out they were a faker, you can still report them from within a conversation.

  1. Open the conversation within Bumble.
  2. Select the three dot menu icon and select Block and Report.
  3. Select a reason and add any supplementary information if required.
  4. Select Submit Report.

Again, moderators should read your report, check out the profile and ban or not depending on what they find.

Spotting a fake Bumble profile

Some fake profiles are very easy to spot. Some not so much. Most of the jerks on the site cannot be bothered to put together a decent profile so you should be able to spot those a mile away. Others are more sophisticated but can still be spotted.

Here are some signs you’re looking at a fake dating profile.

Images of models

If a Bumble profile pic looks too good to be true, it might be. If it doesn’t have a blue verified tick next to it, you may be looking at a pic taken from the internet. If there is a single image, that’s not a good sign as every user is encouraged to add multiple images. If it looks like a photoshoot, it might be.

It’s difficult to check but you can take a screenshot and then perform a reverse image search. It isn’t perfect but can give you an idea whether the person is real or not.

Empty profile

Everyone who is serious about dating apps knows that a profile has to be the best it can possibly be. If you’re looking at a barely completed one, it’s either a fake or posted by someone too lazy to care. Either way, it isn’t worth looking any further.

Odd messages

If you receive messages that don’t seem to make sense, you might be talking to a bot. You may also be talking to someone for whom English is not their native language so don’t be too quick to judge. However, combined with some of these other signs, they may be part of a fake Bumble profile.

If you receive odd responses or some that are completely out of context to the discussion, be on your guard.

Small social network

Any dating profile with 4 Facebook friends is unlikely to be real. Even the most introverted person will have more than that. Again, like odd messages, on its own this does not mean the profile is definitely fake. Combined with other signs, it definitely could be fake. Widen your search and see what else the person has mentioned about them online.

They are rich/famous/notorious/doctors

I’m sure some rich or famous people will use Bumble. I would imagine they actually have people who will use Bumble for them but most would use private agencies if they needed the help. If someone says they are famous or incredibly rich, they might be. They also might not be so keep your eyes open going forward.

Apparently, doctorates are one of the most lied about qualifications online so don’t take these claims at face value either.

Fake dating profiles are not unique to Bumble. In fact, Bumble seems to be doing more to combat them than other dating apps. They are a fact of life though and everyone should be aware of their popularity and the risks involved in interacting with them. At least now you have a better idea of how to spot a fake and how to report them on Bumble. You’re welcome!