Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

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Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:39 pm

I've only been befriended by Strangemen Rus, who has a profile picture of the Pope. Seems to be friends with Edna Welthorpe too.

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Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:02 pm

I had an invite from somebody who had andrew martin's photo yesterday. I informed andrew and he replied by removing me! :?

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Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

Post by Sabrina Chevannes » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:10 pm

haha was this the I'm a moron one?

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Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

Post by Sabrina Chevannes » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:10 pm

btw... wasn't laughing at you andy!! laughing at gareth :)

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Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

Post by Gareth Harley-Yeo » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:13 pm

yeah i think so, the fake guy was born 1984 but also resided in sandhurst. it's pathetic, whoever these people are... grow up!?

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Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

Post by Keith Arkell » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:38 pm

I'm getting about 10 friend requests a day from an assortment of this bunch of ''characters'' with their offensive names and/or profile pics. There seem to be some legitimate ''friends in common'' too . One of these friends in common (an American GM) has about 2700 friends, so maybe he and one or two others naively accept without looking very carefully. I'm guessing there must be a way to block receiving the same request again, though I don't waste much time familiarising myself with facebook technology.

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Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

Post by Simon Ansell » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:11 pm

I was getting several of these friend requests a day, then I deleted a certain CF from my friends list a couple of weeks ago and have only had one since, if that helps.

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Re: Fake Facebook and MSN profiles?

Post by Alex Holowczak » Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:13 pm

Simon Ansell wrote:I was getting several of these friend requests a day, then I deleted a certain CF from my friends list a couple of weeks ago and have only had one since, if that helps.
I only have one CF on my list, but that person has nothing to do with chess. :?

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