Experts Say Don’t Accept Random Facebook Friend Request’s Here’s Why
I don't know about you, but I get dozens of Facebook friend requests each week. I assume it is because I'm on the radio however according to an Information Systems Professor, that is NOT the case.
If you've been receiving random friend requests from people you don't know...just say NO.
professor Grandon Gill says there's no definitive answer as to why people who you don't know are requesting to be your friend, but you should be cautious. "For example, if there happens to be someone from the military in these networks, they might be able to start to pick up information from their profile that would identify for example who they are, where they are."
He says many are also looking to steal your identity.
What You Need To Do
- Check your privacy settings
- Just say NO (if you don't know the person)
- TMI (don't post birth date,maiden name,address or phone #)
- Be suspicious
Guess I'm going to have to do a FB purge!