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Has anyone pretended to be your friend on FB to tell you that won money?

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GaryV:
I don't do FB.

But my wife has gotten friend requests from people who have been friends for a long time. Obviously a spam/scam - the friend's account probably was hacked.

Rothman:
Boomers' accounts get spoofed and they claim they've been hacked.

For some reason, I only get a couple of the fake Barbie account requests a year or so.

JayhawkCO:

--- Quote from: NWI_Irish96 on September 27, 2022, 10:57:29 AM ---One is a very new account from what purports to be a very attractive woman in her 20s, wearing skimpy attire. Pretty clearly no such woman is interested in me, so I just delete these.

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It's always funny when I get these and I check to see if we have any mutual friends and it's always the same 3-4 guys that are magically friends with what is clearly a scam. I (mildly) feel bad for them.

In_Correct:



--- Quote from: roadman65 on September 27, 2022, 10:34:08 AM ---I recently thought my friend John had accidentally defriended me and wanted to re-friend me, so I obliged.  After all it happens sometimes to even me, where I tried to get some old acquaintance of mine to stop posting on my wall as he would post absurd comments.  In doing so, I accidentally defriended him.

Well anyway, I though John did so, but when John told me that he saw my name on a list for the Steve Harvey Foundation I became suspicious to say the least.   After all previously John witnessed me almost get scammed by a former classmate of ours from High School who used the same MO and verbage " I saw you name on the list when I picked up my half grand" I knew something was up.  Then I googled Steve Harvey Foundation and read what it was about and then later saw my friend John had two FB accounts and one photo had a white dove in his photo.  I then PM him to find out it wasn't him.

As far as the other former classmate, I caught on when he tried to ask me for my password to Facebook.  I, of course, then blocked him and also found out that this other guy was obnoxious in HS and not of good character even then.   So I thought it was either him or another con man or both.  Of course, I am never going to give out passwords and such.

However, I am surprised that there actually are people who would be willing to give out personal information, for the fact that these scammers do such things.  I would figure that is a no brainer, but then again so did I think that no one who didn't read a large overhead road sign on a strange freeway was a no brainer until I became a toll collector years ago either.

Has anyone tried to pretend to be your friend who was not?

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 :crazy: :eyebrow: :-o


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I recently thought my friend John had accidentally defriended me and wanted to re-friend me, so I obliged.  After all it happens sometimes to even me, where I tried to get some old acquaintance of mine to stop posting on my wall as he would post absurd comments.  In doing so, I accidentally defriended him.


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Other people's nonsense is a perfect reason why I stopped bothering with News Feed & Weed.


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However, I am surprised that there actually are people who would be willing to give out personal information, for the fact that these scammers do such things.


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Why ?!

There is an " e - commerce " " market place " where peoples are selling ... Things ... on these Platforms. Their " Customers " are willing to be very dumb.

Even on You Tube there are Obvious Scams such as " Dread Guy " renowned for the video where he made " Nysheem " run to the stop sign while wearing socks, and later saying he is " Giving Away All Of [ His ] Equipment. ... Message Me On Instagram. " ... The Dollar Amounts reported are ludicrous to sue him for. It took him years before peoples Exposed him.

Since then, the amount of Scammers has increased.


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I would figure that is a no brainer, but then again so did I think that no one who didn't read a large overhead road sign on a strange freeway was a no brainer until I became a toll collector years ago either.


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:bigass:


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Has anyone tried to pretend to be your friend who was not?


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If they even say " Friend " I believe they are trolling. And even worse is the term " Bro " which is now the same meaning as " Jerk " ... They say it means " Junior Educated Rich Kid " ... I believe " Bro " means " Breaks Rules Often ". It sounds similarly to " Brother ", a word that Eastern Cultures and Native American Cultures takes seriously. Example: If you save their lives, they might adopt you. If that helps describe the difference. In fact, I do not even trust when peoples say: " Hello. " or equivalent. They might be after some thing. It is best if they say what they want immediately instead of pretending.

[ Anti ] Social Mediums were never that good. Now they are agonizing. After I was greeted by a Disfigured Blob demanding I accept their Terms Of Service, I have left Fecebook and have not checked them since then. I deactivated my final Instagram and I am unable to reactivate it. What Ever. Good Riddance. I also deleted Snap Chat. ... I wished I deleted or at least abandoned them years ago. I would have been able to spend time wisely instead.

I have since decided to talk to peoples that prefer to exist in the real world. That is not many peoples. However, quality time is worth it.

US 89:
I've gotten a handful of follow requests on Instagram from accounts like "I just won the lottery, if you are one of the first 1,000 people to follow me back, I will give you $100,000!!!" or something of the sort.

There are so many bots out there it's not even funny. For a while, I would get a follow request on Instagram once every few days from an account with an attractive girl profile picture and a bio that consisted only of an age (always in the 18-21 range) and a country flag emoji. It got old real fast. I still get a bunch of that type of thing but that particular pattern was especially annoying.

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