Have You Been Getting Strange Facebook Friend Requests From Randos? Here’s Why


I’m pretty much on Facebook all day because my job requires it (and it’s fun to look at the losers from high school’s terrible lives). I don’t really get any friend requests because, for the most part, I’m already friends on Facebook with the people I want to be friends with. However, this last week or so I have been getting slammed in the request department by random “hot” females.

I figured that someone was trying to catfish me or scam me, so I deleted the request because I’m a human with a smart brain. Some people are not as smart as I, though. Some people are accepting these friend requests. If you’ve been getting spammed by these random requests, there is a good reason. The Better Business Bureau says that these people are scamming you.

From WDAM:

“These crooks are persistent in demanding more and more money from victims who initially pay up,” BBB of the Mid-South president Randy Hutchinson said. “Victims who send money once will continue to be hounded for more.”

Scammers can easily reach people through social media sites like Facebook, and often pose as authority figures to make their pitch believable. If you add a scammer as a friend, they might have access to your personal information. That could lead to identity theft or fraudulent activity. Most likely, however, they’ll be after your money.

The BBB also included a list of tips to avoid getting scammed if you happen to be a complete dumbass.

• Be wary of accepting friend requests from people you don’t know. Check out their Facebook profile first. A recently created page with little or no posts or other information may be a fake.
• Never wire money or provide debit or credit card numbers or prepaid debit card identification numbers to someone you don’t know.
• Report fake profiles and fraud attempts to Facebook by clicking on the 3 dots at the bottom right corner of the profile’s cover photo.
• If you have been targeted by one of these scam, share as many details as possible on BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker.
• File a complaint with the FBI at ic3.gov.

Keep your head on a swivel folks. They want your cold, hard cash.

[via WDAM]

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  1. RageEveryDay

    No shit.
    This could have been classified as “no shit” news ten years ago. Why the fuck did you even post this? Are you gonna warn us about Nigerian Princes next week?

    8 years ago at 2:10 pm
    1. BillyQuantrill

      “I’ just a normal college student attending the University of The United States…”

      8 years ago at 2:34 pm
      1. Snake300

        Son, I’m only going to tell you this one time. If you want to keep working here, stay off the drugs.

        8 years ago at 2:46 pm
      1. AEKDBallin

        Responding in the affirmative will get you laps. Redundancies will be lapped (unless they’re funny). Asking why you got laps will get you laps. Bitching about getting laps will get you laps. I’ll probably get laps for explaining this stuff to you.

        8 years ago at 10:05 am
  2. Fratty_Roosevelt

    You mean there aren’t any sexy singles near me just dying to have sex with me? What a cruel world we live in.

    8 years ago at 5:26 pm