Facebook second friend request warning about accounts being cloned

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

You can stop forwarding that latest warning from your Facebook friends about your account being cloned.

The hoax message went viral on Sunday, saying the sender had received a duplicate friend request from the recipient.

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

"Occasionally Facebook accounts are cloned and the hackers will send your friends phishing emails to dupe them into clicking on a link that will infect them".

Facebook really did fess up to a "security issue" a couple of weeks ago, and noted that nearly 50 million accounts may have been affected by it.

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A spokesperson reportedly told them, "Claiming to be another person on Facebook violates our Community Standards, and we have a dedicated team that's tasked with helping to detect and block these kinds of scams".

"Hold your finger on the message until the forward button appears ... then hit forward and all the people you want to forward too ..." Your friends will think that it's you and accept your request. "Please forward to all your contacts", the message reads.

That will give you all the information you need to figure out if you someone has access to your Facebook account that should not.

If you get the message, just delete it or ignore it.

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