Be wary about trusting what others post.
Facebook and similar websites do not have mechanisms in place to verify what is posted in individual profiles and pages. What you see is not always what you get. Consider these questions before reposting/forwarding content, divulging additional information or deciding if you want to meet an online acquaintace in person:
- Is the information I am reading from a reliable source?
- Would I be aiding/abetting a crime or policy violation if I follow instructions found on someone's profile/page?
- What are the possible advantages of getting to know this person better? Are there risks that I can reduce or elimate before we proceed in deepening our involvement with each other?
- If I am considering meeting someone for the first time, have I chosen a public setting with a way to get myself out of the situation if it is unsafe?