This is the second article I have read recently regarding fake Facebook friends. This has definite implications for a dentist trying to use Facebook to enhance the practice. If you want Facebook to act as a community that can grow and enhance the experience of patients ultimately leading to higher satisfaction and more referrals than you should accept all comers and have the privacy settings set quite low. That is allow everyone.
On the other hand you do not want to be a conduit for fakers to discover persal information about you and your patients which could be used in inappropriate ways.
A fake friend epidemic appears to be sweeping across Facebook,