Facebook 'fake clone' message goes viral

The social media giant dealt with a real cloning issue last year- but this one is just a hoax

Confused? Well you wouldn't be the only one and there is a simple way you can avoid it. Tech Expert Burton Kelso said this is all a hoax and you can stop forwarding this latest warning to your friends about being hacked. There is no bug or virus now confirmed that is sending your Friends fake requests.

Hundreds if not thousands of Facebook users have been led to believe that someone hacked their account and sent friend requests to other people.

Officials are using Facebook users about a message that is actually a hoax that has now gone viral.

According to the Albany Times-Union, the cloning rumor is being spread through Facebook Messenger. The company stresses that this is not related to last week's security breach. People can report fake Facebook profiles here. They want your friends to add them to their Facebook account. I have NO plans to open a new account. "Please DO NOT accept a 2nd friend request from "me". please forward to all your contacts".

The message goes on to instruct Facebook users to hold their finger on the message until the forward button appears and then prompts them to forward it to all of their friends.

While it might seem like something to be anxious about, a social media hoax expert says the viral message is simply "pointless".

Simply delete the message and whatever you do, do NOT forward it to friends.

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



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