Updated: Nov 5, 2022
Did you get a friend request from someone you thought you were already friends with? Don’t accept it! It’s most likely a scammer who created a duplicate profile of your friend. I’ve seen an uptick in this scam over the last few months. The scam usually takes the form of the duplicate “friend” chatting with you about how they got a big government grant and you should click a link to apply for your free money. If this happens to you, delete the message, unfriend the fake account, and let your real friend know about their evil twin. You can also report the fake account to Facebook.