Have you been lying to your friends?
Well, it’s making the rounds once again. Friends sending you Facebook messages to warn you that they received another friend request from you.
It’s great to have friends watching your back, isn’t it?!?
The only trouble is, in this case, your friend is most likely LYING to you.
You see, your friend never received a new friend request from you. Nothing is wrong with your account, and no, you haven’t been hacked.
What they did receive was basically a chain letter, with absolutely no value. One that is dangerously counterproductive. One that turns good people into blatant liars.
So please, don’t stop trying to help your friends stay out of trouble, but DO go about it wisely.
Here are a few tips we have for you:
- Keep your friend list hidden to keep the bad guys from targeting them. Info on how to do that can be found here: Protect Your Friends
- If you’re at all concerned that your account may be compromised, change your password immediately.
- Be sure your social media accounts are being monitored for privacy risks (personal information, geotagging, etc.) and reputational risks (references to drugs or alcohol, violence, foul language, or other online misconduct). IDShield offers comprehensive monitoring of your most personal data and alerts if someone is trying to use it. (Not to mention industry-leading consultation and full restoration by licensed private investigators if anything happens.) Sign up for IDShield here: Protect Yourself
- DON’T LIE TO YOUR FRIENDS, even if you have the best intentions! Watch The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Aesop just in case you need a reminder of the harm that can come from seemingly innocent lies.
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