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Fraudbook or MyScam?

| You might want to think twice the next time a stranger asks to befriend you on a social networking site. If this IT World article is to be believed, that stranger might want to use innocuous personal information to create a convincing clone of your identity on another social network. Why clone your identity? To use it in nefarious schemes against your friends and acquaintances. The scam that IT World proposes is fairly outlandish, but the underlying premise may have validity. That said, on social networks, as in the real world, you probably have more to fear from people you know than from those you don’t. [%comments]