Facebook Users Complain After Mass Cloning Scam Hits Again


Are your Facebook feed and messages filled with warnings of cloned profiles? It's going viral

It then tells the users to pass on the message to all of their Facebook friends.

HOAX: If you get this message on Facebook, do not forward.

Then it tells you to "hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears...then hit forward...."

"I know people have actually been a victim of it, but this latest one just seems especially pointless, just getting people to copy and paste a message and spam it out to all their contacts", Facebook user Barb Eltz.

I've been hacked and you shouldn't accept another Facebook friend request from you.

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By now, Facebook users have probably seen multiple posts telling them not to accept another friend request from someone who is already their friend.

The only reason people are sharing it is because the post encourages them to do so, but that unfortunately has given a number of unaffected people reason to be anxious about their accounts.

Should you find a cloned account, use Facebook's "Give feedback or report this profile" link to have the unauthorized account deactivated. 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.

By encouraging people to forward the message to their entire friends list, the warning becomes pointless noise, according to the site.

After the social networking giant, Facebook, reported that that 50 million accounts on its platform had been hacked, another security breach has been making the rounds with users claiming that their account had been "cloned".

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Another report on USA Today notes another example of this warning message, which reads something like this, "Almost every account is being cloned".

It doesn't make sense if you stop and think about it.

Is my Facebook account safe? .

"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".

Is this message real?

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