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A recent case study has revealed that social gamers’ tendency to add strangers as gamer friends is contributing to the growth in identity theft and spamming on social networks like Facebook. Specifically, when social gamers add strangers as friends and share their information, they are “exposing themselves to real and present danger of falling victim to fraud and ID theft” and also clicking on those strangers’ (possibly dangerous) posted links 24% of the time.
According to the report