Friend requests

There should be an option to permanently decline them, they’re so annoying to keep continually popping up!

Right now I have 32 friend requests when I start up my epic launcher, I have no clue if these are requests from these forums, or somewhere ele’s as I am unable to find any information on this area.
why am I getting these ? where are these people seeing me to make the request? all of its a mystery to me. hence why I am not accepting any.