You should be very careful and if you get a Facebook friend request from someone you’re already friends with, chances are it’s a scammer. Here’s what you need to know – a nefarious individual recreates a person’s Facebook profile using their profile photo and “About” information. And after that, the scammer sends “Friend Requests” to all of the targeted person’s Facebook friends.
The experts highly recommend that you shouldn’t accept these Facebook friend requests and they also warn that someone could learn a lot about you by gaining access to all that’s on your profile, like status updates, location, date of birth and photos.They can also send messages to your friends, posing as you, in an effort to glean learn more about you, ask to borrow money or try to meet up with your friends.
This actually means that if you get a friend request from an existing “Friend,”make sure you verify that the request is genuine before accepting it. And of course, be very wary of friend requests from people you don’t know.
You should also know that it’s a good idea to tighten your security settings so that only your Facebook friends can view your profile, photos and other info.
The experts also say that you should go into the “Friends” section of your Activity Log. And then, you will see a “Who can see your friend list?”, at the top. Click it and in the dropdown, select “Friends,” rather than “Public.”The Better Business Bureau warned about this scam last year.