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Do you accept friend request from those you don't know on Facebook?

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#1
It has been something that I worry about most times as regards accepting friends request from people that I don't know as I have come to notice that some of them might be scams.

What do you do, accept all friends request or decline some?
 
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#2
I think that if you have a good profile, good post and content on your page, lots of people would like to become friends with you. It's the same issue with me, I tend to add lots of football post and share lots of pages posts that are related to football. As you know, lots of people value football and as a result most people value my post and I get lots of friend's request but I don't accept all.
 
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No I don't accept people like that on my page .my Facebook account is strictly for friends and family and I want it to remain that way which I'm really comfortable with
 
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No I don't accept people like that on my page .my Facebook account is strictly for friends and family and I want it to remain that way which I'm really comfortable with
I think I would cut down my friend list on Facebook to just my friends and friends who are closer to me, and not just any friends who would just want to spy on me. Most people now use Facebook and other social media accounts to spy and keep tabs on you without you having any idea. So, it's important to cut such people off and have a peaceful and quiet life online.
 
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#5
Yea,I used to accept people that sent me a friend request then but what is happening now I had to have a rethink because we can't be sure of people motive, so I have pruned it now to only known people.
 
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#6
I don't accept friend request from a person whom I don't know personally. It's not being unfriendly but I should take precautions. A lot of people now are being scam and harash in sns because of not being aware of it.
 
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I think I would cut down my friend list on Facebook to just my friends and friends who are closer to me, and not just any friends who would just want to spy on me. Most people now use Facebook and other social media accounts to spy and keep tabs on you without you having any idea. So, it's important to cut such people off and have a peaceful and quiet life online.
you should it just the ideal thing to do, as you rightly pointers scammers and fraudsters follow everything of ours so as to use any loopholes to commit havoc, so it better we deal with known people that we can easily identify with.
 
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#8
I usually accept friends request from people that I don't know, this doesn't affect me at all, the only people I do not accept their friendships are the Arabs.
 
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you should it just the ideal thing to do, as you rightly pointers scammers and fraudsters follow everything of ours so as to use any loopholes to commit havoc, so it better we deal with known people that we can easily identify with.
You are very correct, I have experienced my account getting hacked at least twice and it wasn't a funny thing because under 2 or 3 hours of the hack, I had porn links posted some much on my wall. It was so bad that my parents saw some of the porn links and called me to know why I was posting such. I had to inform them it wasn't my doing.
 
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You are very correct, I have experienced my account getting hacked at least twice and it wasn't a funny thing because under 2 or 3 hours of the hack, I had porn links posted some much on my wall. It was so bad that my parents saw some of the porn links and called me to know why I was posting such. I had to inform them it wasn't my doing.
You are very correct, I have experienced my account getting hacked at least twice and it wasn't a funny thing because under 2 or 3 hours of the hack, I had porn links posted some much on my wall. It was so bad that my parents saw some of the porn links and called me to know why I was posting such. I had to inform them it wasn't my doing.
I wonder what they intend to achieved with that. will those links put money into their pocket I believe they should want to be mean to accounts they can hacked. Better one doesn't leave any personal information online
 
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#11
I wonder what they intend to achieved with that. will those links put money into their pocket I believe they should want to be mean to accounts they can hacked. Better one doesn't leave any personal information online
Exactly, it's very important to be careful with the kind of personal information one leaves online because these scammers and hackers are always looking for such information to use against the owner of the account. We have people who are deep rooted in evil arts and schemes to destroy innocent people.
 
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#12
I think that if you have a good profile, good post and content on your page, lots of people would like to become friends with you. It's the same issue with me, I tend to add lots of football post and share lots of pages posts that are related to football. As you know, lots of people value football and as a result most people value my post and I get lots of friend's request but I don't accept all.
It is nice that you don't accept all as I have heard of some Facebook users being scammed and that was really bad. I believe in us being careful when it comes to accepting every Facebook request that we get on a daily basis.
 
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#13
I sometimes do but I am very careful with my own identity and personal information. Yes I have social media accounts and I don't usually put my true name or other info on social media to protect myself from scammers, hackers or like so. I make sure that whenever I post something It's not at the same time and I don't normally tag a place of where I am. For example if I am on a vacation like in a beach, I don't tag the place I'm at and I will post or upload photos about my vacation when it's over, that's being safe from people who would do harm, in that way I simply protect myself while being safe and happy anywhere. We should think advance for our own sake and warn our families as well.
 
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#14
No. Absolutely not. Social media indeed is a helpful tool for us to communicate from around the world. It also helps us earn for a living like applying for online jobs, selling, and many more. But it can also be use as a bait to get your personal information. Hackers and scammers spread through out the internet. Be very careful in accepting and giving your personal information in social media.
 
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#15
I sometimes do but I am very careful with my own identity and personal information. Yes I have social media accounts and I don't usually put my true name or other info on social media to protect myself from scammers, hackers or like so. I make sure that whenever I post something It's not at the same time and I don't normally tag a place of where I am. For example if I am on a vacation like in a beach, I don't tag the place I'm at and I will post or upload photos about my vacation when it's over, that's being safe from people who would do harm, in that way I simply protect myself while being safe and happy anywhere. We should think advance for our own sake and warn our families as well.
These are great ways that we can stay safe as we don't know who we are talking with on most of the social media that we have out there. I have come to notice that it is always better for us to focus on having fun instead of revealing most things about us while we chat on social media.
 
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#16
It is nice that you don't accept all as I have heard of some Facebook users being scammed and that was really bad. I believe in us being careful when it comes to accepting every Facebook request that we get on a daily basis.
Yes exactly my friend, when I have experienced two serious hack and messing up my Facebook account with lots of spam and porn updates, I knew it was probably from having accepted friends request from unknown sources who are possibly hackers. So, I have drawn the conclusion of never accepting friend's request from strangers.
 

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#17
Apparently, no. I do not accept friend requests from people who am I not befriended with. When I saw a friend request from somebody who I do not know, I got confused. Like what are their intentions on sending me a request? What came to their minds knowing that I am not associated with them? What if they they were just a hacker? A fraud-personality rather. And I don't wanna know so I always ended up not accepting them.
 

Marako0406

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These are great ways that we can stay safe as we don't know who we are talking with on most of the social media that we have out there. I have come to notice that it is always better for us to focus on having fun instead of revealing most things about us while we chat on social media.
Yeah! The most important thing is we live and we can still do things even without social media interaction because it's never really a priority back then and everyone is socializing and harmonizing with everyone they know physically. But in this day and age we need to accept the fact that these things exist and we should use these social media platforms wisely and just limit who you follow to true friends and families that you see or be with.
 
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Yeah! The most important thing is we live and we can still do things even without social media interaction because it's never really a priority back then and everyone is socializing and harmonizing with everyone they know physically. But in this day and age we need to accept the fact that these things exist and we should use these social media platforms wisely and just limit who you follow to true friends and families that you see or be with.
Focusing on the true friends is another way that we can work to be safe. I mean that I have been in situations where the people got into trouble simply by relating with people that they never knew.
 
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#20
No because if there is confirmation in facebook they will ask you if you know your friend list if you don't know who is your friend in photo they will not open your account. and one more there was always scammer in facebook and poser now to prevent this people you need to accept the people that you know. there was a advantage and disadvantage of social media if you want you can ask me some info for it and i will teach you my name is nikkie thank you.
 
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