New Facebook message hoax spreading

New Facebook message hoax spreading

Some Facebook users say they received a message warning them that their account has been cloned - but it appears that the real scam is the message itself. The good news is: Chances are, you were not hacked if you received this message, nor are you being impersonated on Facebook, and no fraudulent friend requests got sent. If you see another you out there, you can click on the "Report this profile" button on the bogus account's page to have it reported to Facebook.

The office says to not do what it says and to simply ignore the message.

The messages begin with "Hi...."

The message is fake and by forwarding it your Facebook friends or followers it only persists in spreading the hoax.

Hi.I actually got another friend request from you yesterday.which I ignored so you may want to check your account.

"However, at risk of stating the obvious, sending a second friend request warning is only helpful if you have received a second friend request from someone".

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If there is one that looks suspicious then you can select it and choose the "not you" option which will then lead to Facebook helping you to secure your account. I had to do the people individually. "Your picture and your name are used to create a new face book account (they don't need your password to do this this)", the message reads in part.

The message warns people their accounts may have been cloned. Good Luck! PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A NEW ONE FROM ME AT THIS TIME.

Don't forward it. That message is fake.

There's a new Facebook hoax going around that is targeting your inbox. It means nothing. And definitely don't forward it to your friends.

The best way is to delete such messages and move on, said the report.

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