[talk-au] Strange friend request?

Andy Townsend ajt1047 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 08:38:43 UTC 2021

I've had a few of these as well (different names to the ones mentioned). 
In the one example that I got to before the user was deleted, the 
profile had a link that claimed to be to a porn site.

If anyone sees any of these, the best thing to do is to click the 
"report user" button in the user profile and report it as spam. The 
admins tend to delete them fairly quickly.

If "there is no user with that name" then it means that someone else has 
reported the user already and they have already been deleted.  I believe 
that (or the user renaming their own username) is the only way that a 
user can appear as not existing.

Best Regards,


On 8/29/21 2:12 AM, nwastra wrote:
> 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 
> <mailto: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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