Beware of fake Facebook accounts

It’s become something of a daily routine. Friend requests are coming from people we don’t know on Facebook.

When we click on the link, it usually features a pretty photo or two but nothing much else.

The requester may have no friends or maybe just a couple of our mutual friends who were tricked into adding them as friends.

Are these really genuine accounts or merely baits? The revelation by Facebook last week that 270 million accounts are either fake or duplicate explains lots. No wonder there are so many unknown friend requests.

Facebook friendIt’s always better to check on that friend request before confirming too quickly.


2 thoughts on “Beware of fake Facebook accounts

    1. That’s precisely what we’re talking about. Lots of requests from unknown people. We’re not sure even if these are real people or just someone using others’ photos. It’s better to just ignore them.

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