coincidence or am I being fb stalked?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Sounds like your brother as who ever it knows past stuff about you which they are using to try and hook you in but the cousin name says it’s your brother to me! I wouldn’t engage I’d ignore. Maybe try to reach out to your brother but not on Facebook.

Post # 5
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

As you are currently planning your wedding maybe he has regret and is trying to have a nose at you and your plans. Maybe so he can see you in pics of you at the wedding. Its a big thing to be cut out of. It’s probably not sinister but I wouldn’t engage just monitor it, you could report it to FB.

Post # 6
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989 posts
Busy bee

Mrslovebug:  sounds weird, that’s for sure! I’d be blocking each one as they come through. Whoever it is will get tired of making new profiles and trying to add you as a friend. You can also make yourself harder to find in the settings.

SO discovered there was a profile of him on FB, same name, same occupation at his opposition, pictures of his old car (prized possession), and what’s worse, his extremely estranged birth mother on his friend’s list. That bothers me the most, that she would even think he would add her as a friend. I know enough about her that I’d like to punch her in the throat. It was scary! We don’t know who did it, or why. We reported the page for impersonation and it was shut down. Weird stuff happens on FB, we’d just never seen that side of it before.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mrslovebug:  I had something like this happen once. A woman with very few friends added me as well as almost everyone who went to my VERY SMALL high school. She claimed that she had graduated from there the year before, but in a high school with less than 50 people we knew that wasn’t true. We all assumed it was an undercover cop. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I usually tend to think of bot or similar type of scams first.  I know lately quite a few people who have had impersonation accounts, and I don’t think it was anything personal, just the updated Nigerian lottery type of thing.

Post # 9
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1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Mrslovebug:  you can block your name from coming up when people who aren’t your friends search for you – if you’re getting really concerned id give that a go!

Post # 10
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332 posts
Helper bee

Mrslovebug:  This exact thing happened to me once, actually. Except that the person wrote me, digging for information about me under the guise of someone I knew. DH and I did some quick research, and figured out it was one of his manipulative ex girlfriends. Someone he dated about two years prior to dating me. I guess she was just curious about this new woman in DH’s life? I don’t know. 

I finally replied and called her out on it… Albeit in a very calm and mature manner. I’m sure she was pretty embarrassed, as the fake profile vanished pretty quickly after that (within about five minutes of her reading my reply). Neither one of us has heard from her since. 

I would maybe reply to one of the request, indicating that you are well aware that you don’t know this person and think it’s a scam. Hopefully they take a hint and stop, but if not, just continue blocking.

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