You know that old saying, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.”

Social MediaWhen it comes to false friends or identities with absent, spurious, or fake credentials, the same proverb applies to social media, notably Facebook. “If the account identity cannot be verified, it probably isn’t for real.”

There are many people who will use various tactics, some deceptive and questionable, often using what is familiar to you, to gain your confidence. Alternatively, there are also those  who, by acts of commission or omission (So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin. James 4:17), provide little to no information to verify the authenticity of their identity. Both scenarios can create a danger to your online security.

A profile that is not clearly identified with the user or entity (person, place, company, or organization) is both spurious and suspicious, perhaps even unethical, but also a violation of Facebook’s Community Standards.

This article is about staying safe, protecting yourself from the dangers of false identities on social media. (This article is an expansion of an idea and previous post from 2014, Social Media 101: False Friends, Fake Identities, and Social Media Safety.)

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A Visit to Double Decker Records in Allentown PA: A Treasure Hunt for Vinyl Collectors

25 August 2018 Entertainment

So I visited Double Decker Records in Allentown today for the first time. For me, it’s a two hour and forty minute round trip to get there, but “somewhat” worth the time. I liked the place, and bought some vinyl and cassettes. Some observations then from my visit. First, the staff that I spoke to […]

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Paleo Italian Sausage And Spinach Soup: Easy to Make and Delicious

8 December 2017 Paleo Lifestyle

This is my reinterpretation of the recipe for Slow Cooker Sausage, Spinach, and White Bean Soup to make it fit the Paleo diet and adjust to my wife’s food intolerance . The smoked Anduouille sausage had to go because it’s a severely over-processed food. I replaced it with a minimally processed sweet Italian pork […]

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Paleo Chicken Chili: Easy to Make and Delicious

28 November 2017 Paleo Lifestyle

This is a Paleo modification of my first Chicken Chili recipe, still accommodating my wife’s food intolerance. The original recipe included the cream cheese, beans, and corn, which were immediately dropped my first version. Instead I added fresh green and red peppers, bumped up the chicken to a pound and a half, doubled the green chilies […]

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Paleo Sautéed Vegetable Ribbons in Olive Oil and Garlic

11 July 2017 Paleo Lifestyle

This recipe for Paleo Sautéed Vegetable Ribbons in Olive Oil and Garlic is a revised version for Sunshine Ribbon Vegetables, found recently in our local Sunday newspaper. My first attempt at this recipe was spur of the moment and so didn’t have all the ingredients required. I didn’t have the yellow squash, and had only […]

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