• facebook scam,  social engineering,  Triathletes,  Triathlon

    Beware of Facebook triathlete strangers

    Over the past couple of weeks there has been a rash of new Facebook profiles with people trying to connect with triathletes.  They had been targeting various triathlon groups punting out friend requests.  Two of our team had requests this week from a couple of these new threats.  The stranger profiles offer freebies and profile for willing volunteers prepared to connect.  The triathlon closed groups have now started posting warnings on these individuals so they are unlikely to see much more success through that route but it is unlikely to deter them for long.  Suspicious?  We were.  The profiles don’t have much history and don’t appear to be connected to…

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