One of my friends received a Facebook friend request from someone she didn’t know but they had mutual friends. My friend sent me a picture and asked me if I knew her. I didn’t know the young lady but upon further investigation, I figured out the page was a scam and the young lady’s pic was used without her knowledge! Here’s the scam: The victim puts $200 on a prepaid card, gives the scam artist the account info (hoping they’ll double the money) and the scam artist runs off with $200. How do they solicit people: They use a picture of an attractive person and build up their friend’s list with a bunch of flunkies so that they’ll look “somewhat legit.” I know you’re saying, I’m not stupid enough to fall for that and I agree BUT you can’t stop people from right clicking and using your pictures! Even if your profile is private, your profile picture can be used. If you don’t have a profile pic and your profile is private, you maybe safe UNLESS someone else posted a pic of you on their page. Every so often, (especially when you change your profile picture) search for your picture via Google image search. More info here: www.liveitloveitdoit.com
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