Post # 16
thebluecat : I guess deep down I don’t trust him. Earlier in their marriage when I used to go clubbing in my 20s I saw him at a nightclub with his friends and he wasn’t wearing his ring. I called him out on the spot and he told me he “forgot” to put it back on after washing his hands. It was in his pocket. I never told my sister because I knew it would hurt her so much.
Post # 17
I don’t have Facebook myself, so I don’t know how this works – but I have heard people saying they have multiple accounts to give themselves advantages in games like FarmVille.
Post # 18
Don’t automatically assume it’s dodgy. Ask him about it, ideally in front of his wife. “I have a friend suggestion from someone who isn’t you but uses your photos. What’s that about?”
Post # 19
okay so as I’ve shared before on here, I work in law enforcement for a living (conduct investigations). the reason this seemingly rando profile popped up on your suggested friends is because THAT profile searched for you. so your brother in law, on his second facebook, for whatever reason, looked at your profile, maybe to confirm there was no connection between your facebook profile and his fake profile, IMO shows hes worried about getting caught.
now the facebook algorithm for “suggested friends” changes all the time. it is possible they now come up with suggested friends based off of facebook user friends using the same IP address (brother in laws real facebook sharing same IP address as fake profile), thats a possibility that could lend to previous commenters saying the fake profile is benign.
either way you should rule out that this is a “hacked” profile, there is a reason that profile showed up on your suggested friends list, and i strongly believe it is because the fake profile searched for you, but nontheless every reason requires that fake profile to be active and related to your brother in law’s facebook “circle.” do not believe him if he says its hacked.
turn your info over to your sister and allow her to decide how to proceed (whether that involves catfishing him back or not)
Post # 20
- Wedding: January 2021 - City, State
My friend has had her Facebook account copied multiple times by the same woman, including pictures of her son and dog.
its always the same woman, it honestly could be something like this
Post # 21
justyourbasicpumpkinluvr : omg thanks for this! So informative!
I am going to talk to my other sister tonight. I agree, we should just pass the information to her and not get involved if she doesn’t want us to.
Post # 22
want to add to my above comment, yes there are additional reasons facebook will have “suggested friends” other than because that person searched for you, including having some mutual friends or because yall visit the same places frequently. but trust your gut, why would he have his privacy settings so high on a benign facebook that you cant see your mutual friends? i would count that reason out. and just make sure you don’t let him play your sister that the profile is fake- it’s not, it’s him or someone you know.
Post # 23
I would screen shot it and send it to her. That way if he deletes it, you have proof it existed. Then mind your own business and wait for her to bring it up to you.
Post # 24
Speck_ : I don’t have any photos of my husband on any of my networking things other than Facebook/Instagram. Any other sites I use professionally or for interest have nothing to do with my home life. It’s not a case of hiding my husband, just my marital relationship is irrelevant.
It could be cheating. It could be networking. It could be to sign up to forums so his main account isn’t linked. It could be for games. Lots of possible reasons.
Post # 25
At first I thought for sure he was using this second account to add and chat with other women behind your sister’s back and maybe he’s cheating or looking to cheat. But then I saw that the account is under a different name. And using his pictures? It might be a case of catfishing. Is he extremely good looking? Usually if someone is going to steal pictures and pretend to be someone else, it’s because they’re insecure about their own appearance. So naturally they choose photos of someone attractive.
Post # 26
Just let your sister know and let them figure it out from there. It’s not really any of your business.
Post # 27
I’ve also found that if I have a number in my phonebook, the people will pop up in my “People You May Know” list IF they have used that number to set up their account.
Post # 28
Um, so this happened to my friend’s grandma. It’s a scam. You are overreacting.
Post # 29
Sometimes it’seems not that deep. My one sister made Facebook accounts for each of her cats so she can get more Farmville stuff.
Post # 30
mrscmendez : omg this is my favorite comment ever