This needs to get approved so the message to stay away from this scam gets out to gamers I got message too.
I wrote so cringy stuff because I knew that this is very sketchy.
Blog readers will know that I am a real Facebook fan, and it has been just amazing to see the spread of Facebook among folks working in the government (and in the tech industry serving government).
Has anybody else out there gotten similar requests recently?
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(For all I know, similar requests, with attractive guys, are being sent to women.) Once you accept their friend request, they gain access to a lot of information about you, to be used for who knows what purpose.
And once you've accepted the friend request, they get access to all your friends, so they can send these requests to all your friends, and the page will note that the requestee has a friend in common, increasing the chance the requestee will accept the request.
I've got these messages a few times now and I block and report them.
The last time I got this message I played along to see what they were up to.This generally happens to me about once every week or two -- the people are typically faculty or students in Third World countries, or strange motivational speakers and similar types whose pages show they have 3,000 Facebook friends.The motivational speakers I just ignore, but otherwise I typically send people back a message and ask them about themselves and why they friended me on Facebook.Then a few days later I got another friend request.It was the same kind of thing, except with a different attractive woman, a different set of friends, a different set of pages. I can't be sure, of course, but my guess is that somebody is setting up Facebook accounts with nonexistent (or hired) attractive women, and sending out large numbers of friend requests to guys with the hope that many will accept the request.With one tap, we match you with one of the 7 billion beautiful souls out there to start a video chat.