Orkut gives a lot of freedom to its users. Freedom to change oneself’s character. Such as switching to different name, nationality and manipulating full profile. While in other social networking websites like facebook you can only change your name or your network once in every 2 months.
This openness often leads to fake profile of hacked profile. A fake profile is one in which someone has copied your entire profile and also the name. The profile may be operated by someone else on your name. When someone steals your password and uses your profile then its a clear case of profile hacking or hijacking.
In both the cases, you are on the wrong side of the court. You are worried, what if copy-cat missuses your name, sends obscene messages to your friends or writes rubbish within your profile. Well gtricks is here to help you all.
So, if someone has created your fake Orkut profile, follow these steps to get the other fake profile banned :
1) Contact Orkut by using this form. Tell then the whole matter for quick response.
2) Go to this official Orkut help group. Submit your problem and if some Google employer gets its eyes on it, your work is almost done.
3) Scrap all your friends about another fake profile and instruct them to report fake profile on Orkut. You can do so by clicking on ‘more’ link below profile picture , then clicking on ‘report abuse’ and at last selecting ‘impersonation’.
Use this code for sending scrap to all your friends :
If your Orkut account is hacked, then follow these steps:
1) Report Orkut by filling this form.
3) You can reset your password by using https://www.google.com/accounts/ForgotPasswd
4) Or else, the list effective method but why not give it a try. Send a humble request to hacked account from yours friend id to give it back. Be polite and tell them how important that account is for you.
Well, Prevention is always better than cure. Be safe by avoiding these:
- Community invitations that ask your Orkut username and password.
- Do not login from other pages except Orkut.com.
- Never ever click on “Remember Me” link.
- Always signout from your account.
- Do not try worthless tricks from crap websites.
- Never click on suspicious links from your scrapbook.
BTW have a look on this yahoo answer about Orkut hack. Happy Orkuting !!!