Don't Fall For The Latest Facebook 'Hacking' Hoax

Officials warn against Facebook hoax messages

Officials warn against Facebook hoax messages

A Facebook hoax message is going around that targets the user telling them someone cloned their account and to forward the message to other people in your friend list.

Clones, different from hacks, means a spammer created a new account under your name, using your pictures and requesting your friends.

"It's bogus. And you're just making it worse", the Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said in a Facebook post.

The messages begin with "Hi...."

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. Then, it tells the receiver to forward the same message to their friends. If you're on Facebook, you might have noticed that some of your friends and family have posted scripted messages about accounts being cloned, and not to trust duplicate friend requests if you receive one.

However, to be on the safe side, Facebook recommends that you delete it straight away anyway. I had to do the people individually.

There's no warning about the message containing any sort of virus or being an attempt at phishing - it's more just a waste of everyone's time, because a moron has decided they want to write a blag message to spread across social media for reasons known only to themselves.

The message is a hoax, and anyone who shares it is spreading it.

There is no bug or virus now confirmed that is sending your Friends fake requests.

If you're still wondering if your profile was actually cloned, one way to check is to search your name on Facebook and see if more than one account with your photo shows up.

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