Facebook hoax hitting inboxes telling users their accounts been cloned

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

But viral messages spreading in posts and messages suggest otherwise.

The massive social hoax started when you, or someone you know, received a message from a Facebook friend saying they've received a friend request from you, WXYZ reports. "And that warning should only be sent to the friend whose name is on the second friend request".

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

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. Apparently this is a hoax and I am getting SPAMMED with them.

The best thing to do is just ignore it and delete it.

Chances are you've gotten one (or dozens) of these messages from friends trying to be helpful. The messages are essentially the next generation of chain letters, purporting to provide important information - and dire consequences if not shared by the recipient.

"We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook". I had to do the people individually. Those instances were real and people do still get hacked. If you don't want the whole world to see what you're posting on Facebook, go into your settings and make your page private to friends only.

The security bug would let attackers steal "access tokens", which are digital keys that Facebook uses to keep people logged in.

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