A photographer friend of mine just told me that thousands of her photographs from her blog have been copied and used to create a fake Facebook account. Just days later several friends circulate a warning that identity thieves, because there is honestly no other way to describe them, are stealing images off of Facebook and setting up “dummy” Facebook accounts. The warning reminds friends to pass it on and that if they get a second friends request that either their friend has developed multiple personalities or that it is a fake. I think in most cases it’s probably a fake.
But why set up a fake Facebook account? Why would you care to learn that a complete stranger’s Aunt Emmy is baking cookies today or that their nephew got a new dog? Continue reading Fake Facebook Friends