Do you know the person adding you?

Someone sent me a friend request - but I don’t know this person, what should I do?

  • Sometimes people want to network or make a lot of friends on social media so they send friend requests to people they don’t know.
  • Before you accept a person you should have a look at their profile - try to see who they are. Do you have friends in common? Are you from the same town?
  • You do not have to accept the request if you don’t feel comfortable sharing private information with the person. Don’t feel pressured to do so.
  • Check your privacy settings so that this person does not see your private information if you don’t want them to.
  • Remember also that sometimes people pretend to be someone they are not on the internet.

Think before you accept a request from someone you don't know.

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