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Richard Dengrove
21 Mar 2016

Another way of looking at it is don't send money or give you ID information over Facebook no matter how compelling the reason seems. By the way, I continue to get threats to stop my service on AOL. Panic has long since stopped; and I ignore them, especially since nearly all have non-AOL addresses.

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Ginger
21 Mar 2016

I do not use Facebook. I do not feel the need to have untold numbers of people aware of everything I do. Nor, am I interested in their daily routine.

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Heather
21 Mar 2016

I love this particular line: "But if you dip into the gene pool 1.5 billion times, you’re bound to touch bottom."

Probably far fewer dips than 1.5 billion are needed to touch bottom, though, in my experience!

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Bill
21 Mar 2016

A FOOL and his/her money are soon PARTED.

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Misterfish
21 Mar 2016

If it sounds too good to be true, it's a scam. If you are not aware of this you deserve to be taken, if only to learn the lesson the hard way.

However, I'd like to see Facebook put a scam warning on their home page - and I'd like five minutes alone with those people who mess with my address book....

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Hamir the Hermit
21 Mar 2016

I was hoping this would answer what people who set up bogus accounts gain by sending out friend requests, and this sort of answers that. Though not entirely. I'm sure I've let a few of these "Fake-O"s through over the years, but have never been hit up by a chat, so not sure what else they could hope to gain by trolling for friends.

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KD
21 Mar 2016

Best defense: NEVER JOIN FACEBOOK

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JB
21 Mar 2016

Quit using Face Book a long time ago. All I ever got out of it was junk e-mail. still getting it. just dumped 70 junk e-mails before reading this. If I could collect all the scam millions I was supposed to have won, I could pay off the national debt.

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June
21 Mar 2016

Yes,I got one thur Messenger,going to give me 50.000 if I would text or call a phone number,I knew it was a fake,so at the end of me getting tired of playing,I ask them to answer around 4 questions that I knew the answers too,have not got anything back from them yet.

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Linda Lindley
21 Mar 2016

A friend of mine got shut out of her account and was wiped off facebook as if she never existed. She disappeared from my friend list and from the list of mutual friends. All her photos were gone from everywhere she had every posted, even a group whose page she managed. The only picture I found of her was a cover photo group picture she was part of on another page. She had to start all over again with a whole new page and had to use her maiden as well as her married name so that her new page would be different from her old page. Besides, changing one's password often, how could this be prevented?

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Louis
21 Mar 2016

I fallen for the sign in asking me to verify my password. I guess I was hacked but I have nothing on my Facebook page that is real and all leads to a dead end. I even set up a separate email account just for FB just to filter out all the garbage associated with both FB and Google. I keep identifying information on my computer to a minimum. I even used a bogus name when I installed the OS. If I've been hacked they wouldn't find much.

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Top Squirrel
21 Mar 2016

Regarding scams, I have not heard from that nice man in Nigeria for a while. I do hope he's OK.
But I have heard from a guy calling himself Dr Lawrence Mensa, who says he's the Minister of Finance (of what, he doesn't say, but his email has an "ru" extension). And he's willing to give me $8 million plus. Could use of the Mensa name be an attempt to imply smart money?

I'm with Ginger. We may be two of the last people with internet access who have no Facebook account nor any intention to get one.
I still am puzzled as to why so many people get them, let along hang on them.
Is the need for sharing one's life with strangers so compelling?
Could it be a reaction to the alienation of modern life?

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Carole
21 Mar 2016

I signed up with Facebook about 4 years ago but when I saw the stuff on it, I dumped it after a few months. I know someone that had their ID stolen and they duplicated her Facebook page. Someone would have to pay me to go back on Facebook or any other social media site.

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Oliver Fleming
22 Mar 2016

My father always said "A fool and his money are soon parted"

"An honest man is very hard to cheat"

"Believe half of what you see and none of what you read and you will not ever go far wrong"

Posted by:

pshaw
22 Mar 2016

It depends on how you use FB. I never aspired to have a great number of "friends"; I think my number is now at 58 or something like that. I know people who have hundreds. I get too much sent to me already. But I use FB not so much for the social aspects of it. I'm big into genealogy & have "friended" several pages that deal with areas or subject matter relating to that (descendants of the Mayflower, e.g.). I'm into politics so I get info from my US Congresswoman, some local politicians and then from a bunch of like-minded people who rail about what is going on. Our governor is one who's mentioned often on TV for his bizarro behavior so there are postings on that. I have "friended" a few relatives just to keep in touch with their activities. My closest friends don't use FB so I don't have a reason to chit chat on FB. I usually don't respond to friend requests; I just accepted one a few days ago because it was from a woman who's running for the state senate that I'd offered to volunteer for. So, bottom line, be selective with whom you "friend". Now, I'm off to delete the friend requests from all those names I don't recognize. Thanks, Bob.

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Jay R
22 Mar 2016

If it was not for my children and some relatives, I would be more ignorant of FB than how a Puppeteer spends his Tuesday nights. On a positive note, it sends me birthday reminders so I don't have to invoke having yet another senor moment.

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Robert
22 Mar 2016

I have always said that Facebook is dangerous, and it is, like most of the web it's being infiltrated by scum and the bad guys and now its becoming proven that Facebook is riddled with scams and viruses, it is also a perverts paradise and our kids should taught that Facebook friends are not real friends but just acquaintances or pen pals.
Why do people need pseudo friends? if its a need to belong they should join a local club and meet real people who will become proper friends.

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John
22 Mar 2016

Facebook is named for the wrong end of the anatomy.
Delete it.

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Bruce
23 Mar 2016

As others have already said, the best way to avoid Facebook scams is to avoid Facebook.

Posted by:

Therrito
23 Mar 2016

Another great article! Thank you, Bob.
I shared this on my own Facebook page to raise awareness to these types of scams. I also post all of your Geekly Updates for my friends to read.

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