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Facebook Hoax: Ignore That Message About Your Cloned Account

Oct 8, 2018, 10:51 AM
A Facebook hoax message is making its rounds (Photo: AP)...
(Photo: AP)
(Photo: AP)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Maybe you’ve seen a peculiar message pop up into your messages lately. It’s most likely a Facebook hoax.

Perhaps it looks like this:

“Hi….I actually got another friend request from you yesterday…which I ignored so you may want to check your account. 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. Good Luck!”

If you received this message — or one similar to it — do not forward it. Just ignore it. Just delete it. Don’t perpetuate the Facebook hoax.

Your profile has likely not been cloned. However, you’ve probably just received a message that the creator is hoping you’ll continue sharing.

As WSYR-TV reported last week, these messages are being circulated out of fear, following a huge security breach in September. Facebook hasn’t seen any increase in cloned accounts, and it said these message hoaxes are not related to the breach.

If you do suspect someone might be using your account, change your password immediately in settings and then report the issue to Facebook. 

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Facebook Hoax: Ignore That Message About Your Cloned Account