What’s worse than a fake friend?  A fake friend request on Facebook.

Cybercriminals may pose as a relative or friend to infiltrate your friends list and once there could attempt to ask for money or use malicious links designed to do the their dirty work.

When you receive any friend request icheck the person’s profile before you hit ‘accept’.   Warning signs include duplicate profiles of people already in your list, a profile with no friends or no common friends and just a few random photos.

If the warning signs are there, best to decline the request and move on to viewing funny posts from people you actually know.   You can read more on this topic at https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-spot-a-fake-friend-request-2487747