Hold on a minute please. Sure, Facebook has its positives – and negatives – but most of us are on there. And that means a bunch of friend requests are coming your way. But it pays for you to be a little bit cautious before you accept those requests!
There are three big things to check out before you accept that request, even if you think it’s from someone you know! According to BestLife, Facebook says you should do the following before you say yes:
- Check your shared connections (is this REALLY someone you know).
- Make sure it’s not a duplicate profile (you’ve seen friend requests come from people you are already friends with all the time!)
- Check for recent posts. Most spam accounts won’t have new posts, or if they do, they’ll clearly look like spam.
Here’s more info on how to be careful on Facebook!