You may receive fake Facebook friend requests for any number of reasons — some harmless, some malicious. … Malicious linkers: You may receive friend requests from attackers who post malicious links to malware or phishing sites that end up in your Facebook newsfeed after accepting the friend request.
How do I stop strangers from adding me on Facebook?
How do I change who can add me as a friend on Facebook?
- Scroll down and tap Settings.
- Scroll down to Audience and Visibility and tap How People Find and Contact You.
- Tap Who can send you friend requests?
- Tap Everyone or Friends of friends.
Why is it a bad idea to accept friend requests from strangers?
Accepting friend requests from strangers can increase the risk of scammers spoofing YOUR profile, collecting personal information to gain access to online accounts (like your mother’s maiden name, a common verification question used for resetting passwords), etc.
Why so many people are sending me friend request?
Many people ends friend requests for the following reasons: They know you, or recognise you and would like to be friends on Facebook. A way to contact you if they went and see what you are up to if you post your life often. You might not know or recognise them.
How do I block all friend requests on Facebook?
Go to your Facebook privacy settings by clicking on the downward arrow in the upper-right corner and selecting Privacy Settings. Scroll down and click the Edit Settings link next to How You Connect. For the question, Who can send you friend requests? select Friends of Friends and then click Done.