Handle new connection requests

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Protecting your privacy 

In our increasingly interconnected digital world, making new connections has become a seamless part of our lives. However, with these opportunities come potential risks. It's crucial to exercise caution when receiving new connection requests and to be mindful of the personal information you share with strangers online. 


Wire warns you on new connection request

When you get a new connection request, you see a screen to verify the person’s identity and exercise caution when sharing sensitive information with their connections. 

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If you encounter any form of misuse, read how Wire handles reports of misuse.


Why should you be cautious?

  1. Guard against identity theft: Sharing personal information with strangers can put you at risk of identity theft. Cybercriminals can exploit the information you provide to impersonate you and commit fraudulent activities.
  2. Prevent privacy invasions: Once personal information is in the digital world, controlling access becomes challenging. You may unintentionally grant access to individuals with malicious intent.
  3. Avoid stalking and harassment: Reckless sharing of information can make you vulnerable to stalking and harassment. While online platforms facilitate communication, they can also be misused.
  4. Protect against social engineering attacks: Attackers can use the information you share to create convincing phishing attacks. They may pose as trusted contacts to deceive you into revealing sensitive data or downloading malware.
  5. Preserve your online reputation: Excessive sharing can harm your online reputation. People can use information against you in various ways.



While forging new connections online can be an enriching experience, safeguarding your privacy and security should always take precedence. Approach each new connection request with a mindful dose of caution.

Not everyone you encounter online has noble intentions, and safeguarding your personal information is paramount. By adhering to the guidelines provided and maintaining awareness of the information you share, you can reap the benefits of online networking while effectively mitigating associated risks.

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