Deceased Man Returns on Facebook

Harry Friar died a year ago, but now he’s sending our friend requests on Facebook. FOX Carolinas reports that the South Carolina man appears to be sending friend requests, however they’re from a new account created by someone else to look like Mr. Friar’s actual account. In addition to the unwelcome reminder of his death, his family is concerned that the creator of the new account might have bad intentions.

The report also quotes Facebook spokesperson Israel Hernandez, who reported that memorializing a profile will activate a “system that alerts Facebook if someone else tries to use that person’s name.” This detail appears to be a new feature of Facebook’s memorialized profiles, which were updated in February.

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