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Officials warn about viral Facebook message hoax

09 October, 2018, 14:23 | Author: Sara Gill
  • Are your Facebook feed and messages filled with warnings of cloned profiles? It's going viral

Chances are you've gotten one (or dozens) of these messages from friends trying to be helpful.

Facebook says there has been no known uptick in cloned accounts this week, when the messages started circulating, WSYR reported. Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears.then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too.I had to do the people individually. Has my account been duped or cloned and is someone sending invites to my friends, pretending to be me?

Many Facebook users are receiving one more messages, coming from a friend, informing them they've received another friend request-and warning they may have been hacked. The real scam involves forwarding the message on to all of your friends and misinforming people.

If your Facebook is really hacked there are measures to take fix the problem, but experts also suggest taking preventative measures to avoid having your Facebook account compromised. A spokesperson told the Sun: "We've heard that some people are seeing posts or messages about accounts being cloned on Facebook".

Facebook said that it was aware of the hoax.


It's fake - so users shouldn't worry if they see it - but if you're anxious that someone may have got into your account, there are steps to take (below). "And you're just making it worse", reads a warning posted on the Plaquemines Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness' Facebook page.

'We haven't seen an increase in incoming reports of impersonation (cloned accounts)'.

Facebook has a detailed guide on how to get back into a hacked account, which is available here.

An investigation into how the breach occurred is still ongoing, Facebook said in a release.

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