I just read that some collection agencies are turning to Facebook to locate debtors. I’m more surprised than anything. Not surprised that creditors would use such a tactic, surprised that #1 they haven’t thought of this earlier and #2 that people would fall for it.
From the article, the creditors pose as an attractive person and send the debtor a friend request. The debtor chooses to add the new friend and then the debtor has access to your:
- place of employment/business
- phone number/cell number
- evidence of your behavior ( you tell them you can’t pay, but you’re taking trips and buying things)
Think twice before you add a new friend on Facebook.