Don't know if this question has been raised before, but has anyone else encountered granny fanciers on Facebook?
What I'm referring to is "friends" requests from strange men (strange, I guess, in both senses of the word.) I've had quite a few of these since joining Facebook and they baffle me. They're always quite a bit younger than me - in their 40s, to judge by their photos - and I've never heard of any of them. Some seem to have no connection to me whatsoever, but in some cases we have "a mutual friend," namely the sister of Linda, my husband's brother's late wife. I accepted a "friends" request from the sister in the aftermath of Linda's death because she seemed to need moral support, though I don't know her and I've begun to wonder, from some of her posts, if she's a bit odd. This lady is about my age (63.) Presumably she has accepted the requests from these men. I doubt she knows them personally, as they tend to be located far away, such as in the US.
Obviously I ignore the requests but I wonder about their motives. Are they scammers, looking for lonely old ladies to con out of their life savings? But my profile picture shows me with my arm around my husband, so why would they suppose I'm looking for a man?...Or are they granny fanciers? I find it hard to believe they swoon over my photo. I was never very alluring when I was young and I'm sure as hell not now!
I could ask Linda's sister about these men but we don't chat - I just read her posts, and perhaps she reads mine - and it would be difficult to ask her why these creepy men are her friends and want to be mine. And really embarrassing if she has some sort of online relationship with them....So I'm just baffled. Anyone else come across these peculiar gentlemen?
Envious of real friendship - trouble making friends
Security is now so intense - cracking down on fraud
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