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Your Facebook account is NOT being cloned, it's all a hoax

08 October 2018

A viral hoax is spreading across Facebook, prompting officials to warn against heeding the fake messages about cloned accounts. "I actually got another friend request from you yesterday ... which I ignored so you may want to check your account..."

"You can stop forwarding that latest warning from your Facebook friends about being hacked".

This prompts everyone else who receives it to believe their accounts may have also been cloned.

Other easy steps to take to prevent being hacked on Facebook include regularly changing your password, reporting a hacked account, reporting suspicious messages or applications, and strengthening your other privacy settings. It then asks the recipient to forward the message to all their friends, an instruction that causes the hoax to spread even farther, officials said.

There was a cloning epidemic on Facebook 18 months or so ago.

Your account is not sending out duplicate friend requests.

Facebook hacks mean somebody has access to your account and any information or messages within it. If it has, report the profile to Facebook. A spokesperson told the Sun: "We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook". Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me".

"Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears ... then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too ..."

Simply delete the message and whatever you do, do NOT forward it to friends. Your best bet is to do as Facebook suggest and just getting rid.

Your Facebook account is NOT being cloned, it's all a hoax