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SCAM ALERT: Don’t Accept These Facebook Friend Requests
Written By Admin on Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 1:10:00 PM
In the event that you get a Facebook friend request from somebody your already friends with, odds are it’s a scammer.
Here’s how it works:
A con artist duplicates a person’s Facebook profile using their copied photo and “About Me” information.
The scammer then sends “friend requests” to entire list of the targeted person’s Facebook friends.
Experts say that someone can learn lots about you by gaining access to all that’s on your profile, like status updates, location, date of birth and photos.
They can also send messages to your friends, posing as you, in an effort to glean learn more about you, ask to borrow money or try to meet up with your friends.
If you get a friend request from an existing “friend,” verify that the request is genuine before accepting it. And of course, be very wary of friend requests from people you don’t know.
It’s all good idea to tighten your security settings so that only your Facebook friends can view your profile, photos and other info.
Another suggestion is to go into the “Friends” section of your Activity Log.
At the top, it says, “Who can see your friend list?”
In the dropdown, select “Friends,” rather than “Public.”
The Better Business Bureau warned about this scam last year. Here’s how to report a fake account or a suspected scammer to Facebook.
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