Women on Facebook are noticing a new trend. This is not the kind of trend they want to embrace however, it is a trend all women with Facebook accounts should be aware of, because if you haven’t been targeted yet, you might be next. Now some of you are probably scratching your heads and wondering what I’m going on about but others have already figured out that an alarming number of men with middle eastern sounding names have begun to troll the Facebook profiles of women with corporate or government jobs that earn them a decent income and whom are active on social media.
I have been receiving several of these friend requests a week myself, but have not granted the friend requests of any males I do not know or whom have no friends in common with me. I also check the profiles of anyone who sends me a friend request to see how long they have been on Facebook how many friends they have and how active they are, and what I am finding is that these men usually have profiles that were recently set up, have no friends or very few, and do little to no posting on their Facebook accounts. This tells me they are there to do one thing and one thing only, troll for vulnerable women.
In talking to friends online earlier today I found that while most of the women I know dismiss these friend requests by denying them immediately, some have friended them. They begin their asking for money scams very shortly after they are granted friend status. Others report their religious beliefs being questioned, and being told that their religion is wrong but they can be “saved” by converting to Islam.and giving all their wealth to the cause.
I first began getting these types of friend requests shortly after the Nigerian school girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram last year. At first I didn’t really think anything of it, but now it is happening at least once or twice a day. Is some extremist faction trolling the internet for vulnerable women and extorting money from them to fund their holy war? It’s not a stretch to think so, it’s a classic con job, one that has been going on for years. Why wouldn’t a terrorist use it to help him fund his terror plots?
Women beware and don’t accept friend requests from strange men with foreign sounding names and brand spanking new Facebook accounts, they’re just really not that into you, but they’re into your money!.
Have a great day everybody!
You ARE a strong woman!