Monday, 12 November, 2018

Facebook message about your account being cloned is a hoax

Ignore those pleas from friends. It's just another urban myth How to avoid the latest ‘Got Another Friend Request’ Facebook hoax
Sherri Watson | 08 October, 2018, 17:44

"If a friend informs you that he or she has received a second friend request from you, this could indeed be an indication that your account has been cloned".

So, all of those messages that you're seeing from your friends anxious that they were hacked?

Of course, fake accounts happen; a scammer can take your personal information and set up an account that looks like yours to gather personal data about you or spread viruses.

If you're concerned however, you can check whether your account has been cloned by typing your name into the Facebook search bar.

Facebook users may have come across posts warning them of cloned or copied accounts.

Facebook really did fess up to a "security issue" a couple of weeks ago, and noted that nearly 50 million accounts may have been affected by it.

"Hi.I actually got another friend request from you which I ignored so you may want to check your account". I have NO plans to open a new account.

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

The message tells Facebook users to hold their finger on the message until the forward button appears and then tells them to forward it to all of their friends. Good Luck! PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A NEW ONE FROM ME AT THIS TIME.

You're simply doing it because the message tells you to.

"Please stop sending me copy and paste emails about Facebook accounts being cloned".

To that end, Facebook says none of this related to the security breach.