I found a long lost relative of mine on Facebook. He is my paternal uncle. I added him as a friend and sent a message a few months ago. My relative does not go on Facebook very often and has not yet seen my message. He also doesn't seem to use it very much at all.
I can see his friends list on Facebook and I was thinking of asking one of his Facebook friends to tell him to check his messages. We have no mutual Facebook friends though.
How can I do this without being creepy? I have never met my relative or had contact with him before. I'm his long lost niece that he doesn't know about yet and it's a long story...He doesn't know I exist because my father didn't tell his family. There's obviously no animosity between myself and my uncle, but there could be between my father and others, but I don't know. I'm not sure how well these people know him or know how many nieces and nephews he has. A skeleton is about to fall out of the closet.
I am trying to get in touch with XYZ. Would you be able to ask him to check his Facebook messages?