Frequent question: Why do strangers try to friend me on Facebook?

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?

  1. Scroll down and tap Settings.
  2. Scroll down to Audience and Visibility and tap How People Find and Contact You.
  3. Tap Who can send you friend requests?
  4. Tap Everyone or Friends of friends.

Why am I suddenly getting a lot of friend requests on Facebook?

The influx of friend requests for verified users is “likely due to recent search changes” on the platform, Facebook says, which were intended to more prominently surface search results for verified accounts over unverified ones.

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.

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Can someone tell if I look at their Facebook page a lot?

“Facebook users cannot track who has viewed their personal homepage. Third-party applications also cannot provide this feature.” … This doesn’t mean your activity on Facebook is private from everyone. Facebook is free for a reason.

Does Facebook randomly send friend requests?

Yes, Facebook automatically send friend request to those who are new on FaceBook world even if you didn’t sent a friend request. but, you can actually remove or deactivate that ‘Automatic Send Friend Request’ by going to your facebook settings and change your Privacy into ‘Only me’.

How do u make ur Facebook private?

To get to the Facebook Privacy Settings and Tools screen:

  1. Select the arrow in the upper-right corner of any Facebook screen.
  2. Select Settings & Privacy in the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Select Privacy in the left pane.
  5. The first item listed is Who can see your future posts. …
  6. Select Close to save the change.

What happens when you delete a friend request on Facebook?

When you delete a friend request, the person who sent you the request isn’t notified and can’t send you another request for one year. If you block someone they can’t send more friend requests.