New 'Friend Verifier' app scans Facebook friends against registered sex offenders

Want to know who your Facebook friend really is?

A free Facebook app allows users to determine whether their friends are on a sex offender registry.

Many Facebook users receive friend requests or add friends they don't know in person or aren't close with, so the "Friend Verifier App" allows users to check.

According to their Facebook page, the app can scan pending requests and current friend lists to determine who matches a registered individual.

Color-coded results allow users to see exactly how much of their friend's information matches the sex offender registered.

According to their informational video, a yellow result means the name matches, orange is a name and location match, and a red match includes name, location and date of birth matches.

The Facebook app also has a link to a mobile version to allow users to scan friends from their phones.

A recent post online says Friend Verifier is experiencing a large number of users due to media coverage, but they are adding more servers so the app will work more efficiently.

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