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This Is Why You’ve Been Getting Weird Facebook Friend Requests All Week

This Is Why You’ve Been Getting Weird Facebook Friend Requests All Week

Facebook is really the only form of social media out there where your number of friends means squat, unless you’re still stuck in 2005 when friend requesting everyone in your freshman dorm was the cool thing to do. So with that being said, it’s pretty peculiar when you start getting random friend requests out of nowhere. Sure, you may have blacked out last weekend and met some random out-of-towner at your local stomping grounds, but chances are that you’re getting pretty close to maxing out in Facebook unless you switch jobs or move to another city.

But, in the past week, there’s been a large uptick in friend requests which should probably raise some concerns and force you to keep your head on a swivel, per this story from a Southaven, Missouri woman reported by 7WDAM.

According to the Better Business Bureau, the woman set up a Facebook page for her church. As she was working on the page, someone purportedly from Facebook asked to be her friend. The user went by the name Jeannie Marie Short and her profile claimed she was a Facebook Online Promo Claims Agent.

The woman accepted the friend request, thinking the alleged Facebook employee could help her with the church’s page. After providing short answers to the victim’s questions, Short revealed the woman had been selected as a winner in Facebook’s Online Promo. She added that Mark Zuckerberg personally asked her to deliver the good news. Short told the woman she won $95,000, if she paid for delivery fees.

The woman became even more skeptical when a faux FBI Agent added her on Facebook trying to extort more money out of her. In fact, it raised so much concern that she went to the Better Business Bureau to sort everything out, only to realize it was one big fucking scam.

I probably wouldn’t have cared about this had I not received a fake request from a scorching hot girl about three days ago, only to not accept, and then see that three days later she was trying to slang fake Oakleys (I checked out her profile, just in case). And I don’t know about you, but even if that girl is real, I’m not trying to be friends with anyone that’s selling Foakley’s on their personal Facebook.

Stay woke, fam. Your bank account will thank you.

[via 7WDAM]

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Will deFries

Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at will@grandex.co.

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