[talk-au] Strange friend request?

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Sun Aug 29 07:18:50 UTC 2021

If user is not existing then its spam profile was likely deleted.

Is this possibility mentioned at page of deleted user?

If not - can  you link it? Maybe it can be improved and 
mention that deleting user is common reason for spam accounts.

In general, in such case I would go to an user profile (if still existing),
press report user and as reason put "unexplained friend request, likely

It may be a repeat of this private message spam, that was advertising porn sites.

Aug 29, 2021, 03:12 by nwastra at gmail.com:

> I have also been added as a friend by user ‘Debra_Devries’ but on going to the link which seems legitimate, the user does not exist.
> Maybe my new friend has to do some edits before coming in to existence for the link?
> Thanks,
> nevw
> On 29 Aug 2021, at 9:51 am, Graeme Fitzpatrick <> graemefitz1 at gmail.com> > wrote:
>> Bit of a weird thing to ask about ...
>> Open up the e-mail this morning & there's an OSM message (which certainly appears legit?) to say that "this person" has added me as a friend.
>> That's nice, but it appears to be a real name that I don't know, & when I go to look at their user page, it says that that user doesn't exist?
>> Anybody seen this before?
>> & if it possibly is a scam of some sort (?) who should I report it to? 
>> Thanks
>> Graeme
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