On Facebook, Make Sure They Are Who They Say They Are Before You become Friends

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You receive a message apparently from a Facebook friend telling you they received another friend request from you. They go on to diagnose the “situation,” tell you that you’ve been hacked, and they offer advice on what to do to remedy the problem.

Generally you’re asked to forward the warning to all of your other “Friends.” Don’t. It’s like a chain letter, nothing but a hoax. When it comes to Facebook friends offering advice on how to remedy perceived hacks, you probably shouldn’t follow their suggestions. Usually the advice only spreads the hoax. Your best defense, if a “Friend” offers a solution, is to delete it and ignore the advice.

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