Do you accept Facebook friend request from people that you do not know?

@annierose (17419)
Philippines
June 2, 2017 8:14pm CST
Whenever I received a request from a person, I double check who is he or she. I already have too many friends in Facebook and most of them are my relatives, colleagues, and students. If I don't know the person sending me a friend request, I do not accept them.
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@nomus24g (17354)
• India
3 Jun
No never...many of my students also send across request, I decline them too...as I dont know them properly...
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
When it comes to students, I don't accept if they have a profile photo borrowed from a celebrity or online game.
@nomus24g (17354)
• India
3 Jun
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
@GardenGerty (92212)
• Marion, Kansas
3 Jun
Very smart. I have not been happy when I have accepted strangers.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
Same here. I noticed some that I added but did not even send a message to me.
@AkoPinay (10942)
• Philippines
3 Jun
I have a separe profile for strangers. And my private and public profiles are not friends.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
I did a separate account but it is quite difficult for me to always check those other accounts. I get lazy opening them.
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@AkoPinay (10942)
• Philippines
3 Jun
@annierose I saved all passwords on mobile (safari).
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
@AkoPinay You are really a tech-savvy. I don't know that.
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@Shavkat (49627)
• Philippines
3 Jun
I don't, my friend. I am a private person.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
It is also good. My boyfriend is like that.
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@Shavkat (49627)
• Philippines
4 Jun
@annierose I think we need to secure ourselves from strangers.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
4 Jun
@Shavkat Yes, I think so.
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@manikarnika (2001)
• India
3 Jun
Yeah...Me too.I don't accept friend request from stranger's.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
It is a safe habit.
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• India
3 Jun
@annierose yeah...You're absolutely right.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
@manikarnika Thanks. How are you?
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@luispas (1724)
• Venezuela
3 Jun
I accept a lot of people I don't know, but they're from my friend's group. I don't know why I did this because none of them text me :(
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@Elisa1234 (7653)
• Philippines
3 Jun
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
It happens to me too before @luispas
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@luispas (1724)
• Venezuela
3 Jun
@annierose this is so sad, why people want to be friend of us on facebook if they don't even text us? :(
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@klynlyn (158)
9 Jun
same with me, I would check their profile first before I accept friend's request from stranger
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
9 Jun
@klynlyn I also tell my students to do the same thing before adding someone on their account.
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@klynlyn (158)
9 Jun
@annierose yea, there are lots of fake accounts in fb and once you add them it can sneak into your contacts. i find fb now very unrealiable
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
9 Jun
@klynlyn True! I am also doing some clean ups of friends in there.
@PBKING (1513)
• India
4 Jun
It's wrong to accept friend request of strangers. Sometimes we found mutual friends between us, as we ask these mutual friends, i can't beleive they also have no idea about this. We should check all possibilities or we can chat with them before accepting the friend request.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
4 Jun
@PBKING Those are nice suggestions. Thanks for sharing.
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@PBKING (1513)
• India
4 Jun
@annierose welcome
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
4 Jun
@PBKING Are you always online on Facebook?
• United States
4 Jun
I don't accept from people I don't know, it could be someone who wants to spam your friends.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
4 Jun
@CookieMonster46 Sometimes that thoughts crawl in my mind too. You made a good point in there.
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• United States
4 Jun
@annierose For me it is a privacy issues,because I don't want my ex's family spying on my page.It could be one of them making a page.Most of these people that send requests have only a few friends on their page,seems odd to me.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
4 Jun
@CookieMonster46 I have some relatives who only have few friends online. They get online rarely.
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@LadyDuck (126102)
• Switzerland
3 Jun
I do not accept friend requests coming from people that I do not know, even if we have friends in common I see no reason to be friend with someone I do not know.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
I understand. I got lots of request and sometimes it is from the parents of my students.
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@LadyDuck (126102)
• Switzerland
3 Jun
@annierose I only accept those I know.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
@LadyDuck That is safe and a good thing to do.
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• United States
3 Jun
If I don't know the person then I won't accept their friend request. If I don't know you in person or have talked to for awhile on another form of social media then I will not accept you. I only have two people on my friend's list on Facebook of people I have never met in person but we have been friends online for years and they are who they asay they are. I have skyped with them and had phone calls with them. One of them only lives like two states over from me but the other one lives almost all the way on the other side of the dress.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
Well, that's a good thing.. Making friends with strangers is quite risky. We have to make sure they are really good persons with good intentions.
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@shynu44 (3454)
3 Jun
I used to, but now I check the name and place of the person before accepting the request
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
What made you change your strategy?
@prashu228 (23317)
• India
3 Jun
No I don't accept. I don't like to add strangers
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
Yes, that is understandable.
@marguicha (82691)
• Chile
3 Jun
I have very few people as friends in FB and all of them are people I know personally.
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@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
My FB is compose of friends offline and online.
@pitstop (5164)
• India
3 Jun
I simply ignore these kind of friend requests. I have a look at their friends and see if there are lots of mutual friends. I also check to see if they work in the same place as I do. If yes, I sometimes message them to clarify.
@annierose (17419)
• Philippines
3 Jun
That is a good idea. I will adapt that strategy.